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Lani Knutson began her vocal music career at age twelve as a soloist in her home church in Amery, Wisconsin.  Since then, her musical pursuits have included conducting, teaching, and vocal performance.

Currently, Lani teaches vocal music for Pius XI High School Performing Arts Academy and is an adjust faculty member at Lakeland College.  Besides Cantare Chorale, Lani also directs a training choir with Milwaukee Children's Choir.

As a student at Dordt College, Lani completed her musical degree in choral and instrumental education.  Lani contined her education with a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota where she studiet under Kathy Saltzman Romey, Matthew Mehaffey, and the legendary choral musician Dale Warland.

Vocally, Lani has performed with the Utah Opera Chorus, The Esoterics, Seattle Bach Choir, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and the Milwaukee Choral Artists.  Lani currently resides in Wauwatosa with her husband Tim and sons Peter and Michael.