Ariel (Archibald) Loveland has performed in many venues in countries including Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Canada as an orchestral violinist. She is also an experienced chamber musician and soloist. She is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony.
Ariel attended Brigham Young University-Idaho on a music scholarship. During her studies she was a student of Ted Ashton, and had many other mentors along the way. She was a concerto competition winner and a concertmaster at the university. She graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.
After graduating, Ariel taught orchestra and choir in the Shelley School District. She taught sixth through twelfth grade orchestra, as well as an after school program for fifth graders. Ariel has enjoyed teaching many private violin students over the years. She has judged several music festivals, scholarship programs, and has been a clinician for various school orchestras.
Ariel has been an active participant of the Idaho Falls Symphony for ten years. She has had the opportunity to perform with professional musicians such as Jenny Oaks Baker, Mindy Gledhill, and David Archuleta. Ariel has worked as a recording artist for many bands including “We Shot the Moon”, and has played two live radio performances at local radio station 105.5 The Hawk.
Ariel enjoys serving her community and has embraced opportunities to perform in hospitals, nursing homes, and church services. In the summer of 2008 Ariel volunteered as a Performing Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While on her mission in Nauvoo, Illinois she learned how to fiddle, and has since been a member of a bluegrass band as well as a fiddler at Mountain River Ranch.
Ariel's hobbies include jogging, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She currently resides in Idaho with her husband, Kyle, and their children.