Jeanne Marie Belfy
Appointed to the faculty at Boise State University in 1983 to teach oboe and music history, Professor Jeanne Marie Belfy also serves as Graduate Programs Coordinator for Music. Having performed over thirty-five faculty recitals at BSU, she plays oboe and English horn with the BSU Faculty Wind Quintet, and has played with the Boise Philharmonic, the Boise Chamber Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the Muncie Symphony, and the Grand Rapids Symphony. Her oboe pupils have won numerous competitions, including MTNA National Competitions Finalist, the Idaho State Solo Contest, and Idaho’s All-State and All-Northwest; they have earned advanced degrees in oboe performance at prestigious institutions across the country. She coached a chamber ensemble that placed second in the MTNA National Competition. Her publications include articles in refereed journals, Festschrifts, reference books, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music, and she has reviewed over 200 CD recordings for the Journal of the International Double Reed Society. In 1984, she founded the Boise Chamber Music Society, continuing to direct and manage the presenting of the four-concert Boise Chamber Music Series of professional artists, as well as the BCMS String Quartet Competitions. In 2012 she received the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2013 she received the Boise State University Foundation Scholar Teaching Award. She earned the PhD in historical musicology from the University of Kentucky in cooperation with the University of Louisville, the MM in music history from Ball State University, and a BMEd from Northern Michigan University.