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About Grant Farmer


Vocal, Choral instruction

Professional Experience

Grant Farmer has served as conductor and chorus master for a variety of scholastic and semi-professional choral ensembles across the country. As the Director of Choral Activities at The College of Idaho, Grant conducts both the Chamber Singers and Chorale as well as teaches courses in conducting, applied voice, music education, and choral pedagogy. His passion as an educator lies in guiding and inspiring our future music educators through meaningful classroom experiences with sound pedagogy. 

Grant’s ensembles are repeatedly recognized for their brilliant sound and inspiring performances. His previous ensembles have been selected to perform at multiple state and regional conferences in the Southeast. Here in Idaho and Utah, Grant has served as both a clinician and adjudicator for high school and middle school choral ensembles. He also serves as the Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale.

Grant has performed under the baton of several major conductors such as Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jane Glover, Alan Gilbert, Charles Dutoit, and Franz Welser-Möst. He studied conducting with Joe Miller, Amanda Quist, Betsy Burleigh, Dominick DiOrio, and Walter Huff. Grant is a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from the Westminster Choir College.


  • D.M. (ABD), Indiana University
  • M.M., Westminster Choir College
  • B.M., Middle Tennessee State University