Dr. Randy A. Earles
Professor of Music
Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities
Telephone: (208) 282-3636
- B.Mus. 1974, University of Houston
- M.Mus. 1976, University of Houston
- D.M.A. 1991, University of Oklahoma
Joined ISU Faculty in 1991.
Dr. Earles has won several awards for his compositions, and many of his creative projects have been published or recorded commercially. His transcription for concert band of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite was recorded on compact disc by Frederick Fennell and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and published by Ludwig Music. Recently he completed commissions for the Twin Falls Municipal Band, and for the piano duo of Mark Neiwirth and Jeanne Green-Sherman. His Bluebrass Music was performed by the Portneuf Brass for the presidential investiture gala concert for ISU President Arthur Vailas, and his Oklahoma Elegy was performed by the Magic Valley Symphony, both in 2007. In Summer 2008 his choral composition, Sing the World Together, was used once again as the grand finale for the Idaho International Choral Festival, where it was sung jointly by ten choirs from seven countries. His new band composition, Idaho Celebration, was commissioned by the State Department of Education and will be performed by various Idaho high schools bands. He has received an award annually from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1997.
Dr. Earles has performed on trumpet with the Portneuf Brass, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Pops Orchestra, the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Magic Valley Symphony, the Snake River Chamber Orchestra, and he has toured the USA with show bands. He currently serves as principal trumpet with the Idaho Falls Symphony.