Our History

In 1997 Judy Call, Sue Miller, Carson Wong and Linda Seaman set out to provide greater musical opportunities for talented students in the Magic Valley. Since that time hundreds of talented musicians have participated in the Magic Valley Youth Orchestra. 

Our Past Presidents, Conductors and Coaches

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 Joe Casperson               

Joe Casperson 

Joe Casperson has been the director for Twin Falls High School show choir JIVE for many years. He has also been conducting the orchestra at Robert Stuart Middle School for the past 3 years. Mr. Casperson conducted Rising Strings and Sinfonietta Strings from Fall 2019 until Fall 2021. He brought great enthusiasm to our string ensembles. Thank you, Joe for your great support.

Lori Casperson - 1st Violin coach for Chamber Ensemble and Full Orchestra

Max Hollomon - Viola coach for Chamber Ensemble and Full Orchestra 

Elizabeth Thomsen - Winds, Brass, Percussion coach and assistant conductor for Full Orchestra

Erin Johnson - 2nd Violin coach for Chamber Ensemble and Full Orchestra

Jess Nelson - Violin coach for Rising Strings and Sinfonietta Strings

Nicole Gravelle - Cello coach for Rising Strings and Sinfonietta Strings