Jeremy Briggs Roberts, Music Director and Conductor

Jeremy Briggs Roberts serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Washington Idaho Symphony in Pullman, Washington. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Briggs Roberts served most recently as Music Director of the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony and Summer Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin, Music Director of the University of Washington Opera for the 2004-2005 season, Associate Conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the University of Washington Baroque Ensemble and Contemporary Group. A member of the conducting faculty at the 2009 Marrowstone Summer Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington, he has led such ensembles as the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, Thüringen Philharmonie, Sofia Festival Orchestra and the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His opera credits include productions of Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, Offenbach's Orphée aux Enfers, Britten's Turn of the Screw, Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilèges, Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze de Figaro, and Der Schauspieldirektor, Salieri’s Prima la Musica e Poi le Parole, and Smetana's Bartered Bride.

Dr. Briggs Roberts was a prizewinner at the 2006 Vendôme Academy of Orchestral Conducting in Paris. He has studied and worked closely with many of today's leading conductors including Peter Erös, Janos Fürst, Gerard Schwarz, Jorma Panula, John Nelson, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and Gianluigi Gelmetti. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Music from the University of Puget Sound and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington.