Instructor of Music | Horns
- B.Mus. 2001, Columbus State University
- M.A. 2004, University of Iowa
Joined ISU Faculty in 2008
Michael Helman joined the faculty of Idaho State University in 2008 and is an instructor of music and horn for the department of music. He also serves as the director of bands at Franklin Middle School (2014) and School District 25’s middle school music coordinator (2019). His teaching responsibilities within the School of Performing Arts include applied horn while also coaching student brass ensembles. He is an active clinician, adjudicator and performer throughout Idaho and works with all levels of musicians. He currently performs as Principal Horn with the Idaho State Civic Symphony, Portneuf Brass Quintet, City Creek Winds, and serves as the personnel manager for the symphony. He has been featured as a guest soloist multiple times with the ISU Wind Ensemble, has been featured as a guest artist with area local groups, and has performed with the Boise Philharmonic and Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to taking on the FMS band program, he was the business manager for the School of Performing Arts at ISU. Other previous teaching and performing includes being the Director of Bands and Music Education for Oaklawn Academy in Edgerton, Wisconsin. He held this position for three years while maintaining a private studio and performing with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra and Four Seasons Theater.