Upcoming Events

Fall 2018

Guest Clarinetist, Lori Shepherd, and BYU-Idaho Bassoon Faculty, Elizabeth Crawford will perform a Duo Recital on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 7:30pm in the Snow Recital Hall.

Matt Moore, Tuba Faculty, and The Prismatic Winds, BYU-Idaho Faculty Woodwind Quintet, performing Armand Russell's Suite Concertante. Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 7:30pm, Snow Recital Hall. 

BYU-Idaho Symphony Band, Friday, October 12, 2018. Barrus Concert Hall.

Idaho Falls Symphony, Igor Stravinsky, Rag-Time,
Kurt Weill, Music from The Threepenny Opera, and
Aaron Copland, Music for the Theater. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:30pm, Colonial Theatre, Idaho Falls. 

BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, October 23, 2018, Barrus Concert Hall.

BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra with guest cellist Joshua Roman will perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor. Thursday, November 8. 2018. Barrus Concert Hall.

Idaho Falls Symphony, Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, Kenji Bunch, Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 with guest violinist, Timothy Fain. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM, Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls.

BYU-Idaho Christmas in the I-Center, Saturday, December 1, 2018. 

BYU-Idaho Symphony Band, Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Barrus Concert Hall.

BYU-Idaho Clarinet Studio Recital, TBA.

 

 

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Dr. Adam Ballif holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Arizona State University. Dr. Ballif joined the faculty of Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012. Previously he was Associate Professor of Music at Colorado Mesa University where he taught clarinet and saxophone, and coordinated the music education program. Before Colorado, Dr. Ballif was Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and served as Principal Clarinetist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. He received his Bachelor' s Degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University. While in Utah, he performed with the Orchestra at Temple Square, which included performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and recording soundtracks for motion pictures produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In July 2002, Dr. Ballif participated in the Belgium Clarinet Academy and presented a paper titled, "Benny Goodman Influences Classical Composition," at the 2002 International Clarinet Association's convention in Stockholm Sweden. In Arizona he was principal clarinetist with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra and taught instrumental music at the elementary and middle school levels. His principal clarinet teachers include Robert Spring, William Holman, and Alan Stanek. Dr. Ballif remains active as a performer and clinician. Recent and upcoming presentations and performances include appearances at the Idaho Music Educators Conference, Idaho Falls Symphony, Music at Temple Square Concert Series, and the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest.