College of Idaho Visit

What do the following people, Jim Cockey, David Alan Earnest, and Tom Tompkins, have in common?

They are all amazing composers, and all live right here in Idaho! I had the opportunity the other night to spend a couple of hours with the College of Idaho Sinfonia who are preparing for a concert of their music. This mix of talented college students and music teachers from the area was so much fun to work with. Their openness and willingness to open new doors and explore new perceptions of music was inspiring. I also loved how they were willing to get down right into the smallest detail of the music in the service of the composers intention. Sam Smith has created the perfect atmosphere for these talented musicians to explore these terrific works.



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