School of Performing Arts: Music Ensembles


The Director of Bands is
Dr. Patrick Brooks.

The Associate Director of Bands is Kevin York.

The ISU Bands website contains information about the following bands:

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Bands I & II
  • Bengal Marching Band
  • Percussion Ensemble & Caribbean Steel Band

Choirs & Opera

The Director of Choral Activities is Dr. Scott Anderson.

The Opera Director and Director of Women's Choir is Kathleen Lane.

The Choral and Vocal Studies Program website contains information about the following ensembles:

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Women's Choir
  • Camerata Singers
  • Opera Workshop


The Idaho State Civic Symphony is a cooperative effort between the ISU School of Performing Arts and the Pocatello community. Dr. Grant Harville is the conductor of the Idaho State Civic Symphony and Idaho State Chamber Orchestra.

The Idaho State Civic Symphony website contains information about concerts and tickets.

Faculty Ensembles

The members of the City Creek Winds are:

The members of the Portneuf Brass are:

Student Chamber Ensembles

ISU provides a variety of chamber music ensembles of variable size each semester. All ensembles are open to all students by permission of the Area Coordinator.  A Chamber Music Night for student ensembles is scheduled each semester.

Included among the current ensembles are the following:

  • Woodwind Ensembles
  • Brass Ensembles
  • String Ensembles
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Keyboard Collaborations
  • Caribbean Steel Band
Photo of Wind Ensemble