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Contact Us

Phone
208-874-4162

Email
info@wa-idsymphony.org

Mailing & Physical Address:

115 NW State St. RM 313,

Pullman, WA 99163

About Our Symphony

For over 50 years The Washington Idaho Symphony’s has been bringing live, orchestral, music to all ages in the rural Whitman and Asotin counties of Washington and the Latah and Nez Perce counties of Idaho, while providing an outstanding opportunity for the region’s most accomplished musicians to participate in challenging repertoire and performance. The orchestra is comprised of roughly 60 professional musicians drawn from the Quad Cities Community. Making WIS not only a high quality orchestra but one made of community members who are passionate about bringing the arts to their neighbors.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The Washington Idaho Symphony wants all its Musicians, Directors, and Employees to be engaged, to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are. The Association strives to build and nurture a culture with a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging where diversity is present and inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. Such a culture transcends any role, instrument, language, or country and unifies us in shared commitment to musical excellence and social responsibility. As such, the Washington Idaho Symphony Association policies and procedures are designed to prevent discrimination against anyone affiliated with it regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, marital status, or any other attribute which makes one unique.

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"We are pleased to share our love for the WIS. Without exception, we always leave a performance emotionally lifted. Many of the performers are students who supplement their education by playing and all do it for the audience’s approval and enjoyment. Many senior citizens attend, and financial support allows for more affordable ticket pricing. We support the WIS’s effort to reach out to students and children in their formative years. The positive relationship of playing music at a young age is well documented. “ Imagine a world without music” - we cannot! We encourage others to support the WIS and its positive impact on our community."

— Deanna and Paul Stewart (Conductor's Circle donor)

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The Washington Idaho Symphony is seeking community members for various volunteer opportunities or to join our Board of Directors.

Please consider working with us to fulfill our mission to bring live classical music to all ages in the rural Whitman and Asotin counties of Washington and the Latah and Nez Perce counties of Idaho, while providing an outstanding opportunity for the region’s most accomplished musicians to participate in challenging repertoire and performance. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, as well, such as concert support and event coordination.

Members of the board should plan to attend one monthly meeting and assist with one or more committees. The term is three years in length. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

For more information about volunteering or board membership, please contact the Washington Idaho Symphony office at 208-874-4162 or Info@wa-idsymphony.org

Board of Directors
info@wa-idsymphony.org | 509-332-3408

Garren Shannon, President
OPEN, Vice President
John Ayers, Treasurer/Secretary
Heidi Benjamin
John Lazzarini

Kristin Lincoln, Executive Director (Ex Officio)
Danh Pham, Music Director (Ex Officio)
Ann Marie Yasinitsky, Orchestra President (Ex Officio)
Martin King, Orchestra President (Ex Officio)

Interested in playing with WIS?

Want to play with the WIS? All of our musicians perform a blind audition for a panel of our principal players and music director. Auditions occur in early Fall and details can be found on our Audition Opportunities Page.

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