Upcoming Events

Spring 2018

Idaho Falls Symphony and Idaho State Civic Symphony, Ravel's Bolero, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Bizet L'Arlésienne, and Wagner Meistersinger. Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30pm, Jensen Concert Hall in Pocatello. Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30pm, Civic Auditorium, Idaho Falls. 

BYU-Idaho Faculty Chamber Concert, Milhaud Suite for Clarinet, Violin, Piano; Schumann Fairy Tales for Clarinet, Viola, Piano; Sanchez Duo for Clarinet and Cello. Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30pm, Snow Recital Hall.

BYU-Idaho Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Poulenc Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano and Beethoven Quintet in E-flat Op. 16 for Winds and Piano with Andrew Todd, piano. Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30pm, Barrus Concert Hall and Friday June, 15, 2018, 7:00pm, Teton Village, Jackson Hole Wyoming. 

BYU-Idaho Clarinet Studio Recital, Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30am, Snow Recital Hall.

Aimee McCarrey Senior Clarinet Recital, Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2:00pm, Snow Recital Hall.

Pocatello Municipal Band Concert. I am performing "Viktor's Tale," Clarinet Feature by John Williams. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 7:00pm, Ross Park Band Shell. 


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Dr. Adam Ballif holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Arizona State University. Dr. Ballif joined the faculty of Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012. Previously he was Associate Professor of Music at Colorado Mesa University where he taught clarinet and saxophone, and coordinated the music education program. Before Colorado, Dr. Ballif was Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and served as Principal Clarinetist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. He received his Bachelor' s Degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University. While in Utah, he performed with the Orchestra at Temple Square, which included performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and recording soundtracks for motion pictures produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In July 2002, Dr. Ballif participated in the Belgium Clarinet Academy and presented a paper titled, "Benny Goodman Influences Classical Composition," at the 2002 International Clarinet Association's convention in Stockholm Sweden. In Arizona he was principal clarinetist with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra and taught instrumental music at the elementary and middle school levels. His principal clarinet teachers include Robert Spring, William Holman, and Alan Stanek. Dr. Ballif remains active as a performer and clinician. Recent and upcoming presentations and performances include appearances at the Idaho Music Educators Conference, Idaho Falls Symphony, Music at Temple Square Concert Series, and the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest.