Who We Are
The Palouse Project is a non-profit performing artist development organization whose main focus is to seek out and encourage potential performing artists to explore and develop their talents. Our staff and instructors work with group members to produce and perform musical entertainment for venues both large and small; from auditorium sized musical variety shows to smaller, more intimate, low pressure venues. Our performers consist of vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, and actors from the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington. The foundation of the group is centered around instrumental and vocal performance, with dance and theatre incorporated into our larger venues.
The Palouse Project offers opportunity and professional development for aspiring performers. Group members are taught to practice and rehearse as a means of preparing for their future goals in the performing arts. The Palouse Project staff guide rehearsals which, on a smaller scale, mirror those of the professional performing world. Our staff is invested in cultivating useful practice and rehearsal habits, as well as providing performance opportunitiesthrough which group members can gain experience performing in front of live audiences.
This group of performers has the potential of bringing positive local, regional, and national media exposure to the Palouse, our performing arts programs and performers, the people who live here, and our way of life.
Booking A Performance
If you are interested in booking a performance for one of the groups of the Palouse Project, please contact us through the form in the "Contact Us" tab.
Our Performance Groups:
The Palouse Project Performers consists of our veteran members performing for medium to large audiences in decent sized venues. These members have previously performed in some capacity before one of our larger venue performances. Past performances include University of Idaho Day Time Distractions, Moscow's Farmers' Market, Washington State University Springfest, WSU Summer Concert Series, Several Regional Battle of the Bands, Renaissance Fair, Lentil Festival, Concrete River Festival, PO\alouse Empire Fair, and Latah County Fair.
Palouse Project Unplugged provides an opportunity for our performers to gain experience in front of low pressure audiences, often in smaller venues. They also feature more group originals than the concert format group. For these performances, we perform unplugged, or without technical equipment (with the exception of a microphone depending on location), making set-up a much quicker process. Unplugged performances are perfect for coffee shop entertainment, dinner parties, and backyard entertainment.
Queens of Noise... From Janis Joplin to Joan Jett, Pat Benatar to Kelly Clarkson, the Queens of Noise bring to the stage their own edgy style of tribute to the ladies that shaped rock music. Produced by the Palouse Project, the focus remains the same: to seek out aspiring performing artists from across the Palouse region and provide a program to develop their talents through the production of engaging performances and instruction and mentoring by musical experts from around the area.
“Siren”... Much like the female singers of mythology, this group of performers will take their audience on a trance-like “TRIP” though music.