Sticks, Stones and Bones

Friday, June 2 – 7:30 PM

What do you say about music that speaks for itself?

What would happen if you put a clarinet, a slate marimba, and a bay leaf in a pot and let them simmer for the evening?

How about the next day when you tell a friend, “I didn’t know that the instruments could make those sounds. I’ve never heard anything like it. You just had to be there, in the room.”

Well, you can’t say that you weren’t invited! You can be one of the people who knew this was happening here in Coeur D’Alene.

Come hear world renowned percussionist Brad Dutz and clarinetist Jim Sullivan and be amazed! Pick up your jaw off the floor later.

Berry & Barnes are Back!

Berry & Barnes is a fine violin shop offering instrument repair and restoration as well as sales of high quality violins, violas, bows, and cases. They will be here at the Conservatory the week of June 5.

String Instrument Workshop
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 pm

  • Join us for an evening of insight and expertise on all things string:
  • Evolution of instruments and materials
  • Instrument and bow maintenance
  • How set-up affects tone and playability
  • What to look and listen for when trying new instruments
  • Luthier life/careers

String players of all levels, parents of string players, and teachers are welcome.

Sales, Repair Intake & Repair Pick-up
Monday, June 5 – Saturday, June 10

They will have supplies for most instruments and bow maintenance, strings and other accessories, and violins and violas for sale.

Call ahead or send an email to berryandbarnes@gmail.com to let us know what you’re looking for and get a link to our appointment scheduler.

Conservatory Concerts

Ticket availability will be announced soon for these future performances.

July Patriotic Concert on the Lawn
Date & details to be announced.
Fri-Sun, August 4-6 55th Annual Art on the Green
North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene
Friday, September 22 – 4 PM Autumn Affair
Alp Horns from Leavenworth, Brass and German Chocolate Cake!
Friday, October 20 – 7:30 PM Feast with the Faculty
Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene
Sunday, December 3 Messiah
Schuler Hall, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene

Past Events

To view the video of our Faculty Showcase concert, please click here.

Concerts Scheduled
At The Hamilton House Location

MultiCare Virtual Heart Strings for Hope


A virtual concert that supports the care for Behavioral Health Services (mental health) in the Inland Northwest through MultiCare’s Inland Northwest Foundation. It also supports the Recording Academy’s Foundation Musicares to support mental health care in the music community nationally.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A Night Under the Starts with Beethoven

Trio Opus #9 by Beethoven
Violin: Gayle McCutchan, 2nd Violin: Scott Grunsted, Viola: Jan Pellant, Cello: John Wheeler

Mozart Horn Concerto, 3rd Movement
Maria Aguiar

Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus 1 & 2 by J.S. Bach
Violin 1: Abigail Stevens, Emma Locke, Violin 2: Stephanie Saw, Gayle McCutchan, Viola: Jan Pellant, Scott Grunsted, Cello: John Wheeler.

September 18th

A Musical Tribute To Our Heroes: Present & Past

Featuring vocalist Brandon Michael, with Toni Helms as accompanist, performing ‘The Prayer’ ‘You Raise Me Up’ our National Anthem and more. Also, Terry Jones and his Brass Band playing patriotic, American Folk tunes, favorites from the ages.

September 11th, Friday


A Marimba Band creates high energy dance music with African rhythms. The performers come from Coeur d’Alene, school teachers and more who have come together to create music.
String Quartet – Violin 1 – Jacob Unruh, Violin 2 – James Thrasher, Viola – Andrew Mangini, Cello – Matt Aranda

August 14th

Other Events

Farmer’s Market

July 22th

Open Houses

Come to see the interior of the Hamilton House. The Open Houses have been extremely useful for the progress of the house. City councilmen, neighborhood support, music collaborators, and potential donors have toured the house, catching our vision of the Conservatory! Jacob Unruh and Matt Aranda provided the ambiance with their violin and cello duo. Diana Clemons made acoustic beauty with her viola. Isaac Preciado and Hailey Tenny showed collaboration with their wind instruments.

July 27th
August 18th
September 8 and September 15, Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

December 19th

January 5th & 7th 2021

Open Rehearsals

Come and observe a sneak preview of an upcoming concert and enjoy the process of perfecting a performance.

Feb 12, 2021

Live at Hamilton House!

A performance and chamber venue, traditional and ongoing concerts on Friday nights.

Hamilton House Trio: Geoffrey Flolo – Clarinet, Jan Pellaut – Viola, Toni Helms -Piano:

March 5, 2021

“Faculty Potpourri” Concert

March 12, 2021

Master Classes

An opportunity for up and coming student teachers, teachers locally and at large, and performers to learn from each other.

Student Mentoring Stage

A place to mentor with other students and teachers, to get warm critique, to gain from what others do well, and to advocate each other.


In house teachers and teachers from the inland Northwest are welcome to use the recital hall.

Student Corner

Events Photo Gallery

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