The College of Idaho Langroise Trio, established in 1991 with a gift from arts patron Gladys Langroise, plays an important role in arts education by providing students, educators and professional musicians with the broad education, specialized skills, and diversified experience they will need to become versatile music leaders who will shape our musical and cultural future.
Artists-in-Residence at The College of Idaho, the Langroise Trio provides a unique chamber music emphasis where students participate in coaching sessions and weekly master classes. Students have performance opportunities with chamber groups as well as the C of I Sinfonia. The Trio offers intensive training in violin, viola and cello within a traditional liberal arts curriculum. Boise Philharmonic internships are available, by audition, for very advanced students enabling them to perform with a metropolitan-level orchestra while in college.
The performing arts are an essential part of education at The College of Idaho. Music performance gives students a powerful means of expression, allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter and cultures. Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but also broadens their perspective on traditional academics.
The Trio’s mission is to create a culture of mastery through the study of violin, viola and cello; providing instruction and performance of the highest standard. The Langroise Trio will preserve and promote the classical music tradition, and foster awareness of its importance to society and its benefits for personal growth.
The Langroise Trio has performed on chamber music series across the United States, including performances at the Kennedy Center.
The group's repertoire includes music from the Romantic, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance eras, as well as 20th and 21st Century works written especially for them. The Trio plays with precision and panache, achieving impressive tonal blend and unity of musical thought. They have performed eight world premieres, produced four CDs and have twice been selected to showcase at the Arts Northwest conference.