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ISU Choral Invitational Festival to Showcase High School Singers from Idaho Schools

October 9, 2023

The voices of 350 talented high school singers from across Idaho will preform at the 2023 ISU Choral Invitational Festival on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28 at the magnificent Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Octavia Biggs

ISU Theatre and Dance Receives Grant to Bring Guest Artist to Pocatello

August 24, 2023

The Idaho State University Theatre and Dance Department has received a grant to bring in guest artist, Octavia Biggs, to create the Stage Direction for the main stage production of Roald Dahl's “The Twits,” and to teach workshops at elementary schools to promote theatre in the classroom.

ISU Welcomes Two New Theatre and Dance Faculty Members

August 14, 2023

Idaho State Announces Season of Note Lineup

August 7, 2023

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment during the 2023-24  “A Season of Note” series with all performances at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

ISU Women's Choir

ISU Women's Choir to Return in the Fall

August 3, 2023

The ISU Women’s/Treble Choir will return this fall under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Friedley. 

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Idaho State University Announces 2023-24 Theatre Season Lineup

July 24, 2023

Idaho State University is excited to announce its 2023-24 Theatre Season lineup, which features four highly anticipated productions, including "Life x Three," "The Three Musketeers," "The Twits," and "Sunday in the Park with George.”

Miren Gabiola

Idaho State Music Student Miren Gabiola Places Second at National Competition

July 13, 2023

Miren Gabiola, a senior at Idaho State University (ISU) studying Music Education and Vocal Performance, recently earned second place honors at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions competition. 

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Choirs from Around the World to Perform at Idaho State University

June 29, 2023

The 2023 Idaho International Choral Festival will once again feature choirs from around the world on the ISU campus July 12-16.  

ISU Alumna Mal Layne Takes Home 4th Place in International Trombone Competition

May 8, 2023

Idaho State University alumna Mal Layne recently competed against hundreds of individuals in the Michel Becquet International Trombone Competition in Luxembourg. Layne, the only American to make it to the semi-finals, took 4th place in the world. 

Final ISU Chamber Choir Concert of the Season Set April 21

April 20, 2023

The Idaho State University Chamber Choir will present a Spring Concert on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall.