After graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Music, Joette marched into the real world in 2015 and became a choir and drama teacher within the Auburn School District (go Spartans!). With her extensive musical background (violin, guitar, piano, to name a few), it is no wonder she continued to pursue music as her profession. She notes that her students continue to be her greatest inspiration, and they motivate her to show up and do right.
Joette’s skills in the classroom are just part of what make her a valuable asset to the Outpour team. An energetic and skilled soprano, we can always count on Joette for a positive attitude and fresh perspective.
🎤 Karaoke: Still Into You - Paramore
Though his most prominent musical background is in traditional choral singing, Isaiah has been singing contemporary a cappella for 10 years. After attending several enriching choir programs within the Bethel School District, Isaiah went off to study music at Central Washington University where he participated in various ensembles and co-founded CWU’s first ever a cappella group.
When he’s not behind the mic, and you might find Isaiah rollerblading the streets of Tacoma, yo-yo in hand. Isaiah says that these activities act as a type of meditation for him, and gives him an opportunity to take a break from the stresses of life and focus on one thing. “The reward of learning a new trick or element feels amazing, and developing comfort in handling the chaos is therapeutic.”
📺 Currently Watching: The Wire
Most of Arthur’s musical experience has been through school opportunities, but his musical journey first began when his uncles gave him one of their old keyboards when he was just nine years old. In 7th grade Arthur joined his school choir, and he has been singing in groups ever since. Throughout his high school and college experience Arthur sang in various jazz choirs, and it wasn't until he started at Central Washington University that Arthur joined his first a cappella group, Nada Cantata.
When Arthur isn’t arranging or hanging with friends he can be found doing outdoor activities with his family, or, if it’s raining: endlessly watching reruns of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
🎧 Podcast of the Hour: Podcast But Outside
Our powerhouse lead soprano has been singing since she was just a little girl. Jade grew up singing in church with her family of singers, and continued to sing in school choirs throughout her entire academic career. Although she describes herself as primarily being a jazz singer, she loves all styles!
When she’s not giving us goosebumps with her effortless vocal runs, Jade can be found catching Friends reruns, listening to Hamilton, or planning a killer party. We can’t wait to share more of Jade’s talent with you!
🍽️ Dinnertime: Carne Asada Tacos
After playing percussion on and off for nine years, it was only a matter of time before Collin transitioned full-time to mouth drums (aka beatboxing aka vocal percussion). Collin has been singing for 11 years, primarily in a cappella groups, but it all started after a friend in high school convinced him to audition for the musical. After getting a part, Collin transferred into choir and ended up enjoying it so much that his singing carried over into college at Western Washington University.
He tells us he is trying to find reprieve from life’s chaos through watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Great British Baking Show, but we think Collin is just secretly sharpening his D&D character voices. A man of many talents, we cannot wait to share more with you!
🎤 Karaoke: Toxic, Britney Spears - "Baby can't you see, I'm Collin..."