With more than 160 members, two orchestras and a full performance schedule, the Boise Phil Youth Orchestra is a joy to hear and to be a part of. Under the direction of music director Jennifer Drake, these young musicians receive professional ensemble training and coaching by the Boise Phil orchestra musicians. The youth orchestras are open to woodwind, brass, percussion, and string students in 9th-12th grade by audition only.

Jennifer Drake Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Director


Aram Khachaturian: Selections of Masquerade Suite

Shirl Atwell: Esprit

Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurmque

Francois Borne: Carmen Fantasie
featuring Elsa Coulam, flute

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
IV. Festival at Baghdad

Michael Markowski: City Trees

Additional Information

We want you to know that the health and safety of our audiences, musicians and staff are our first priority. As of 6/7/22, there are no special health and safety protocols in place for the 22|23 season. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance in our event reminder emails in case new health protocols are in effect. We appreciate your ongoing support!

This information is current as of 6/7/22 and may be revised at a later date. Check our website at boisephil.org/safety for the latest policies.