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Ambassador Program

The Idaho Falls Symphony Ambassador Program is designed to introduce elementary school students to classical music through interactive presentations during school. We showcase professional Idaho Falls Symphony musicians whose commitment to education goes beyond the concert hall, including the Symphony String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, and the Idaho Brass Quintet.

Our mission is to encourage the study of instrumental music, to strengthen critical thinking and listening skills, and to reinforce the importance of an education in the performing arts. Our program regularly reaches 2,000 students across multiple districts in Southeast Idaho.

This program is made possible thanks to the Idaho National Laboratory through corporate funds from Battelle Energy Alliance, as well as grants from the Idaho Community Foundation, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Fluor Idaho, Arts Idaho, and private donations.

Thank you to all for the support!

Symphony String Quartet
  • Emma Rubinstein, violin
  • Ariel Loveland, violin
  • Lisa McNiven, viola
  • Robert Tueller, cello
Idaho Brass Quintet
  • Trevor Lewis, trumpet
  • Roger Evans, trumpet
  • Kamber Turner, horn
  • Bill Phoenix, trombone
  • Bill Smith, tuba
Symphony Woodwind Quintet
  • Kristi Ballif, flute
  • Rachel Thackeray, oboe
  • Karen Wright, clarinet
  • Jan Eddington, bassoon
  • Jason Bull, horn
Jazz Ensemble
  • Kevin Young, Saxophone
  • Freddy Gildersleeve, Guitar
  • Joe Ficarra, Bass
  • Bryan McDaniel, Drums

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