by Christopher Norton
Advanced Piano Solo
The Idaho Suite was written for members of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chapter at the University of Idaho, as well as their faculty advisor, Jovanni-Rey de Pedro. The pieces vary greatly in style because they were written based on videos of the students talking about themselves, their interests, and backgrounds. Christopher Norton has in effect written 6 musical pen portraits. The premiere of the Idaho Suite took place on November 2017 at the University of Idaho, with the original dedicatees performing.