About Sinfonietta

Under the direction of Dr. Robert Tueller, the Brigham Young UniversityIdaho Sinfonietta is comprised of 38 accomplished orchestral musicians from all parts of the United States. These members are selected through a competitive audition process and represent some of the finest musicians at BYU-Idaho. Each player brings many years of experience to the ensemble and adheres to a demanding rehearsal schedule.

Designed to provide a near "professional" experience, students prepare and perform advanced repertoire from the 17th through the 20th centuries. BYU-Idaho's Sinfonietta delivers musical excellence that touches and inspires all audiences.

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Robert Tueller

Director of Sinfonietta

Phone: 208-496-4975
Email: tuellerr@byui.edu

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Dallin Hansen

Director of Sinfonietta

Phone: 208-496-4971
Email: hansend@byui.edu

Dr. Tueller directs cello studies at BYU-Idaho and conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble and Sinfonietta. He holds a B.M. degree in violoncello performance from Utah State University and a doctor of musical Arts degree in early music performance from the University of Southern California. While at USC, he directed the early music ensemble, Collegium Musicum.

He previously served as director of orchestral activities at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and the University of Montana - Missoula. Active as a professional conductor and cellist in southern California, Dr. Tueller served as assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra and played principal cello with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra

Dr. Dallin Hansen holds a DMA degree in violin performance from Arizona State University, studying with Dr. Katherine McLin. His doctoral work included studies with Arnold Steinhardt and Ida Kavafian in master class settings and chamber music with Mark Steinberg. Dr. Hansen also earned a M.M. degree in Orchestral Conducting, studying with Kory Katseanes, and a B.M. degree in Music Education, both from Brigham Young University. Principal teachers include Katherine McLin, Gerald Elias, Donna Fairbanks, and LaMar Barrus. Dr. Hansen has performed as a solo artist throughout Utah, Idaho and Arizona.

His orchestral and chamber music experience includes performance tours of Europe and Russia with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, performances with the Utah Symphony, and first violinist of the ASU Chamber Players (ASU's top mixed chamber ensemble). Dr. Hansen directs the string pedagogy program, teaches applied violin, and performs with the Serenata Strings faculty quartet at BYU-Idaho

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