George Halsell
 
George Halsell
Professor, Music 

Office: Fine Arts 83B
Phone: 208-732-6767
Email: ghalsell@csi.edu
George Halsell
   
 

Education Information

Bachelor of Music (1979), Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Master of Music (1980), The University of Texas at Austin

Doctor of Musical Arts (1989), The University of Texas at Austin

Additional graduate study at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and Idaho State University; graduate cognate in Music Theory completed

Background/Personal Information

Teaching Experience:

Peabody Institute (Baltimore, MD) Preparatory Department, 1977-1979

Cincinnati (OH) College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, 1980-December 1981

Musical Arts Centre (Cincinnati, OH), 1980-December 1981

Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, January 1982-1983

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)(FT), 1983-4

West Virginia University Preparatory Department, 1983-4

Essex Community College (Baltimore, MD), 1985-90

Towson University Preparatory Department (Towson, MD), 1985-90

Frederick (MD) Community College, 1985-90

Peabody Institute Preparatory Department, 1985-90

Adams State College (Alamosa, CO)(FT), 1990-91

University of Southern Colorado (Pueblo), January 1992-1994

Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs), January 1992-1994

College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls)(FT), 1994-present.

 

Other Information:

Chair, CSI Advising Committee, Fall 2002-present

Founder and co-advisor, CSI Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

President, Magic Valley Arts Council, Fall 2005-April 2011

President, Magic Valley Symphony, Summer 1999-Summer 2009

Member, Danny Marona Performing Arts Scholarship Fund Board, Fall 2006-present

Marine Corps Ambassador, June 2013

 

Awards:

CSI Professor of Merit, Spring 2009

Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts 2010

 

Selected Compositions:

 

March of the Theory Nerds (2013) for concert band (in preparation)

Fanfare for an Uncommon Land (2011) for symphony orchestra

A Stygian Adventure (2011) for symphony orchestra

Symphony in Five Episodes (2009) for symphony orchestra

A Voice in the Desert (2009) for choir and piano

Fanfare for the Magic Valley (2008) for symphony orchestra

I See Your Face (2008) for choir and piano

March: A Century of Music (2005) for concert band

March Triumphant (2004) for concert band

March: Grand Spectacle (2002) for concert band

March: The Hadley March (2014) for concert band

Course Information

Links of Interest

  1. Danny Marona Performing Arts Scholarship Fund
  2. Magic Valley Symphony
  3. Magic Valley Arts Council
  4. National Association for Music Education
  5. Americans for the Arts
  6. Radio Canada - Espace Musique
  7. Concertzender

 

 

   
 
CSI Homepage
Faculty and Staff Directories