Vashti considers it her life’s work to build community through the arts and to facilitate creative experiences for people of all ability levels. She has an extensive performance as well as teaching/directing background. Vashti currently owns and operates Open Door Music Studio where she teaches voice, Piano, Percussion Ensemble. She also co-founded and co-directs the BIG (Boise Inter-generational) Choir.
She has recently embarked on a journey to combine her experiences as an educator and as a parent to help develop programs in her community to support and educate parents.
Her professional performing regional musical theatre credits include Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle Civic Light Opera, Bumbershoot, Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Ashland, OR), Bigfork Summer Playhouse (Bigfork, MT) and Operafest! at Great Woods Music Festival in Norton, MA. She continues to perform regularly in the Chad and Vashti Summervill Band.
Vashti holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and a Master’s of Music/Vocal Performance from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She also has an Idaho Elementary Teaching Certificate with a K-12 Music Endorsement, an Orff Level 1 certificate, World Music Drumming Level 1, is a trained Music Together teacher.