Music Director

Peter Covino, Jr. is originally from New Jersey. He has performed in and or directed many operas, orchestras, and musicals both on the stage and in the orchestra. He currently plays 1st trombone in the Treasure Valley Concert Band in Boise. He has played other instruments in various groups, concerts and performances, from the timpani andtrumpet to utilization of a synthesizer for multiple instrumentations in concerts, to the accordion in Broadway Musicals and Band.

Peter Covino triple majored in composition, theory, and conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with academic core and language at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Masters at Brigham Young University and completed his Doctoral work on scholarship at the University of North Texas in composition and conducting.

Peter is a contest winner, and a published composer and arranger. His first conducting mentor was Leonard Bernstein while his first brass instrument teacher was Al Weisman, first trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic. He also studied conducting under Norman Johnson of the Metropolitan Opera, and Anshel Brusilow of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and The University of North Texas.

Peter Covino composes music from his head directly into his music-publishing program on his computer. His compositions range from solo instruments to Broadway musicals (where he is currently in the early stages of one of his 4 musicals being produced). He has written for television and is currently working on a movie score for a history channel documentary. He has also written and produced for many other musical events and programs including choral and symphonic idioms including band and orchestra. His arrangements are in all areas and he has done studio recordings.

Currently, Peter is the director of the, Alleluia Chorus, and the Idaho Choral Symphony Orchestra of which there are links at the contact area of this web site.

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Chorus Master

Carla Mar holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana. She received her early vocal training from the long-time Metropolitan Opera baritone, Pablo Elvira and later at the Vienna State Music Conservatory where she was the private student of famed Greek soprano Elsa Kastela-Kreihsl. Carla has performed solo oratorio and opera engagements with numerous orchestras and opera companies including the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Conservatory Orchestra, Northwest Civic Orchestra, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Rimrock Opera, Opera Idaho, and Teatro Felice (New York, NY).

A versatile performer, Carla has taken on many lead roles in musical theater over the years including Luisa (The Fantastiks), Evita (Evita), Rose (The Secret Garden) and Polly (The Beggar’s Opera) to name a few. Outside of her duties as Chorus Master for the Alleluia Chorus, Carla enjoys singing in the choir along with its many other talented singers.


Multi-media production – Florence Covino
Assistant Staff – Morris Bastian
Business Manager/Marketing – Steve Counter
Graphic Arts – Kent Langston
Assistant Staff – Brad Spencer

Peter Covino, Jr. Music director / producer