Dr. Grant Harville is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, where he is charged with the musical leadership of all ISCS concerts, as well as the organization’s numerous ancillary and educational programs. He has previously served as Associate Conductor of the Georgia Symphony, Director of the Georgia Youth Symphony, Orchestra Director at Ripon College, and Music Director for multiple Madison Savoyards productions. Some of his recent activity includes guest conducting appearances with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, and the Oistrach Symphony. In 2008, he received the Richard C. and Agatha Church Memorial Conducting Award.
A devoted educator, Harville is Professor of Music at Idaho State University, conducting the ISU Chamber Orchestra and ISU Theater productions while teaching music theory. Harville conducted the most advanced ensemble in the Georgia Youth Symphony program (including collaborations with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as concerto soloists and the Georgia Ballet) and taught music courses for adults at the East Cobb Senior Center and Perimeter Adult Learning Services. While in Georgia, he was Choir Director for the Atlanta Music Project, an El Sistema-based music education program dedicated to underserved youth in urban Atlanta. He has appeared as Guest Lecturer at Kennesaw State University (conducting the University Symphony and Philharmonic) and at Jacksonville State University (teaching conducting and composition). He has given clinics and coachings for numerous school orchestras, honors orchestras, youth orchestras, and summer programs