IFYS music director
Diane Soelberg (IFYS Music Director 2017-19) is currently the Chair of the Department of Music, Director of Bands, and conductor of the Symphony Band at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Other teaching assignments have included applied oboe instruction, music theory and ear training, instrumental conducting, chamber ensemble coaching and music education courses. Under her direction, the BYU-Idaho Symphony Band has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The band has performed at the Idaho Music Educators Association (IMEA) State Conference in Pocatello, ID, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Northwest Conference in Spokane, WA and at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Western/Northwestern Division Conference in Reno, NV.
Miss Soelberg received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Utah State University, and a Master of Music Education with an Emphasis in Conducting from Brigham Young University. Prior to her appointment at BYU-Idaho in 2003, she taught high school band and orchestra for fourteen years in the Weber County and Alpine School Districts in Utah. She received the “Rookie of the Year” award from the Utah Music Educators Association, the “Accent on Excellence” award from the Alpine School District, and the “Distinguished Faculty” award from BYU-Idaho.
Miss Soelberg served on the board of the Utah Music Educators Association as Band Vice-President, and as the Utah All-State Band Chair. She was a staff member of, and traveled on European concert tours with the Utah Ambassadors of Music from 1997 through 2005, and is the former conductor of the American Fork Symphony. She currently serves as the Northwestern Division President-Elect of CBDNA, and is also a member of the National Band Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and NAfME/IMEA. Miss Soelberg maintains a busy schedule as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. She enjoys traveling, running, biking, and golfing.