Grand Teton Symphony Orchestra
Meet The Team
Steven Vest is a graduate of Brigham Young University - Idaho receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communications with dual Minors in Music and Foreign Language in 2014.
Vest established his own digital media marketing agency, Synergy Digital, in 2013 which provides video production and marketing services to several international corporations as well as local businesses. In 2014, Vest received the Award of Excellence for Public Affairs/Community Service from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his directive work on a regional PSA for United Way.
He has been actively involved in supporting the film program on the campus of BYU-Idaho since 2013 by organizing special "Premiere Nights" each semester for film students to debut their work at a local theater and inviting industry professionals to speak to the audience. The consistent growth and overwhelming success of these events over the past 6 years is what led Vest to ultimately organize the annual Grand Teton Film Festival in 2018.
Conductor / Composer
Jordan Roper is a film composer who works with directors around the world. His melodic, memorable film scores appear in dozens of feature films, short films, and marketing campaigns.
Roper's unique style has garnered multiple commissions from notable organizations such as the Cheyenne Wyoming Symphony and the Reno Nevada Philharmonic.
As an experienced conductor and orchestrator, Roper has worked with the Seattle Studio Musicians and has published works performed by the BYU-Idaho Women’s Choir and Percussion Symphony. His Master of Music in Film Composition from Pacific Northwest University’s film scoring program gave him the opportunity to work closely with the film composer and two-time Emmy™ award winner, Hummie Mann.
Conductor / Composer
Eric Wenstrom is the conductor of the Teton Chamber Orchestra based in the Idaho Falls area. His group frequently collaborates with high-profile artists such as Richard Marx, Chris Mann, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris Botti, William Joseph, Jenny Oaks Baker, The Piano Guys, and many more.
Wenstrom is also in high demand as a composer and arranger for many artists and organizations around the country.
He studied Music History and Conducting at the University of Oregon and currently teaches several music classes for the Bonneville School District in addition to his conducting responsibilities for the Teton Chamber Orchestra.
He is the proud father of triplets.
Kathryn Ririe is a magna cum laude graduate of BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Public Relations and a minor in Music.
Her life-long passions have always been people and music! She currently plays clarinet in the Grand Teton Symphony Orchestra and the Treasure Valley Millennial Choir & Orchestra, and has also played with the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra and Idaho Falls Symphony.
She loves playing clarinet, piano, and saxophone, as well as singing in and directing local church choirs and small ensembles.
Kathryn loves being a stay-at-home mom and musician in Rexburg, Idaho. She and her husband Adam have 3 beautiful children, and are expecting their fourth this summer!
Would you like to join the Grand Teton Symphony Orchestra?
The entry requirements are few. You must have at least a college or professional-level proficiency with your preferred instrument and you must be currently involved with a musical performing group on a regular basis.
Submitting the form does not guarantee a position. Due to limits of the performance space, only limited positions for each instrument are available. After submitting the form, you will be notified within 3-5 days of our decision. If selected to participate, you will receive the passcode to access the Musician Login area located at the top of this page.
You must be available to attend all rehearsals and have access to your own method of reliable transportation to get to and from these sessions. Practice locations are shown on the schedule.
In addition to your participation, you must also sign a talent release form that authorizes Grand Teton Film Festival, LLC to capture your image on video and in photos as well as to record audio of you and your instrument to use for promotional purposes relating to the event. If you do not sign this form or agree with the terms therein, then your position will be rescinded and given to another candidate.
There are no membership fees or dues associated with your participation in the symphony orchestra. However, you will need to purchase or rent the appropriate formal concert attire required for the performance.
Thank you for your interest. The registration deadline has closed.
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