Fact Sheet

Facts about Sinfonietta

•Drawn from the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, members of Sinfonietta are selected by audition and represent the finest musicians on campus. Each player brings many years of previous experience, and adheres to an ambitious rehearsal and performance schedule.

•The ensemble consists of 38 accomplished musicians from BYU-Idaho.

•The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Robert Tueller, faculty member of the BYU-Idaho Department of Music. He also directs cello studies, the Symphony Orchestra and University Baroque Ensemble.

• The BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta performs a wide range of musical selections from the great classics to modern works, drawn from the 18th through the 20th centuries.

•The group will perform in Montreal, Drummondville and Quebec City in the province of Quebec; Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John in New Brunswick; New Glasgow and Halifax in Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, PEI; Caribou, Maine; and Springfield, Massachussetts.

•BYU-Idaho is located in Rexburg, Idaho, and serves students from all 50 states and over 40 countries.  It is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

•During the past Winter Semester, enrollment at BYU-Idaho stood at 15,500 students, with 1,140 students from Canada and 69 from Massaschussetts and Maine.

•Sinfonietta means  "a small symphony orchestra, often composed solely of stringed instruments" or "a symphony for fewer than the usual number of instruments."