Madeleine Folkerts is an active performer throughout the state of Montana. She moved to Great Falls in 2017 after winning the Principal Horn position in the Great Falls Symphony and Chinook Winds. She is also the Principal Horn of the Bozeman Symphony and performs frequently with other orchestras across the state.
Madeleine is an active horn and piano teacher and coach for Great Falls Youth Orchestra programs. In addition, she performs as a pianist and organist at a church and with the Great Falls School District.
She completed two degrees in performance and psychology / neuroscience at St. Olaf College before coming to Great Falls.
Madeleine has performed as a member of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra, as well as in other festival ensembles. She has toured nationally and internationally with the St. Olaf Band and Orchestra, appearing as a soloist with both groups.
Originally from Port Orchard, WA, she enjoys being back in the mountains, taking advantage of everything Montana has to offer–on foot, bike, skis, and from the rock wall–as much as she can.