Wood River High School Orchestra Director
Brad Hershey studied music at the University of Puget Sound and received his B.M. in Instrumental Performance from the University of Idaho in 2002. He played double bass for the Boise Philharmonic for six seasons after playing for three with the Washington-Idaho Symphony. He relocated from Boise to the Wood River Valley with his wife, Alyssa, in 2006 where he served as the Upper School Music Director at the Sun Valley Community School for 11 years. He has played double bass with the Sun Valley Jazz Trio, the Joe Fos Trio, and has played in productions by Company of Fools, St. Thomas Playhouse, nexStage Theatre, Sun Valley Company, Sun Valley Opera, and Caritas Chorale. He has performed with Dave Brubeck, Ernestine Anderson, Art Farmer, and Paul Tillotson. Mr. Hershey has also served as Music Director for several musical productions throughout the valley and teaches with the Sun Valley Music Festival’s Music Institute. He is currently teaching Orchestra and Guitar at Wood River High School.