Salem-Keizer Music Faculty, 2018-19
2450 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
Coordinator of Music & Drama
Senior Secretary for Music & Drama
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Help us provide instruments for students who would love to participate in school music programs. We gladly accept monetary donations to help with the cost of instrument repair and maintenance.
233 Commercial Street: Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
484 State Street: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Questions? Or to arrange for a pick up, call 503-364-2933
Please contact the music program office for information about contributing to the new Music Lessons Project, a community-supported non-profit organization dedicated to providing individualized and small-group lessons.
MS Band Application MS Orchestra Application
Click here to download MS All City DVD-CD Order Form
6:00 – 6:55 PM
7:00 – 9:15 PM
Performance at 7
Download MS All City Orchestra 2019 Schedule
Here is the application link for 2019.
HS All City DVD-CD Order Form
Download HS All City Band 2019 Schedule
6:00 – 9:15 PM
Download HS All City Orchestra 2019 Schedule
This event is hosted by Straub Middle School and caters to middle school students. It will be held on March 2, 2019. Registration information will be available through your band director.
This event is hosted by the Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA), District 4. It serves as the state-qualifying event for students in OMEA’s District 4 region. Though ineligible for advancement to state competition, middle school students are welcome to participate. Registration information will be available through your band director.
About the event and available scholarship money
Holidays at the Capitol Schedule
– Koin 6 May 28, 2018
– Statesman Journal, May 12, 2018
– Statesman Journal May 11, 2018
– Statesman Journal Jan. 23, 2018
-Music Department Jun. 28, 2018
– Music Department Oct. 13, 2018
– Statesman Journal Nov. 5, 2017
– Statesman Journal May 23, 2017
— Statesman Journal April 21, 2016
— Statesman Journal, spring 2016
— Statesman Journal Nov. 21, 2015
Salem-Keizer 24J Faculty
Adam Robinson OSU
Andy Thomas WOU
Anisa Foroughi Iowa State Univ., PSU
Anna Robinson OSU
Ariana Recher Central Washington State
Arryn Bess UO
Ben Stokes California State Univ. Northridge
Bethea Gliebe Corban Univ.
Brett Randolph OSU
Brian Bell New Mexico State Univ.
Brooke Brooks San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Corban Univ.
Bruce Purdy Univ. of Montana
Camden Davis PSU
Casey Paulsen UO, OSU
Chris Nelson Brigham Young Univ., Washington State Univ.
Chris Noel St. Olaf College, Univ. of Illinois
Cole Blume St. Olaf Univ., UO
Damian Berdakin Longy School of Music, California Institute of the Arts
Danny Hunt UO
Dave DeRoest OSU, Univ. of Portland
David Brown Univ. of Arizona
David Hodges Kansas Univ., Southern Oregon Univ.
David Loney Moody Bible Institute, Western Washington Univ.
Deborah Barber Willamette Univ.
Debbie Jetton Multnomah Univ.
DeLee Brown Univ. of Arizona, Concordia Univ.
Douglas Wagers UO
Dustin Williams PSU
George Thomson Univ. of California, Berkeley, WOU
Gloria Burtis California State Univ. Fullerton
Hayden Chandler Seattle Univ., WOU
Heidi Rosemont Corban Univ.
Jaimie Hall California State Univ., California State Univ.
James Nowickas Western Illinois Univ.
Jason Erickson Northern Arizona Univ., PSU
Jeff Crueger PSU, Univ. of Connecticut
Jeffrey Larkin OSU, Univ. of Washington
Jenna Hernandez Baylor Univ.
Jennifer Bell UO
Jennifer Kercher WOU, George Fox Univ.
Jesse Dreher Vanguard Univ., OSU
Jessica Sokoloff George Fox Univ.
Jim Charnholm Univ. of Rochester/ Eastman, Illinois State Univ.
JJ Meyer OSU
Jon Harris-Clippinger Willamette Univ., Univ. of Illinois
Josh Seitz OSU
Joshua Rist OSU
Julia Fabrizio UO
Julie Rundquist Univ. of Missouri- Columbia, WOU
Karen Drouhard Corban Univ., OSU
Karly Schindler OSU
Kate Johnson Lawrence Univ.
Kathryn Dewey Corban Univ.
Kathy Kem Concordia Univ.
Kelsie Demianew Linfield College, OSU
Kenda Peterson Walla Walla College, Northern Illinois Univ.
Kim Beranek UO
Kimberly McConnell UO
Larry Garrett New Mexico State Univ., Texas Tech Univ.
Lenora Davis Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks, Kansas State Univ.
Linda Botsford PSU
Lindsay Rogers UO, OSU
Linette Meshelle WOU
Lisa Hanson PSU
Lucas Anderson Willamette Univ., Washington State Univ.
Mac Mayer Ohio State, Univ. of Kansas
Marian Herrmann Boyer College Temple Univ.
Matt Mueller Univ. of Kansas
Matt Polacek UO
Matthew Bailey Louisiana State Univ.
Melanie Rourke Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Kent State Univ.
Melanie Zepp OSU
Mick Bryson OSU
Mzuri Robertson UO
Nathan Irby UO
Nicole Graybeal Eastern Oregon Univ., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Marylhurst Univ.
Patience Dunbar Northern Illinois Univ., Boise State Univ.
Peter Rundquist Boise State Univ.
Peter Sepulveda St. Olaf College
Rachel Grove Azusa Pacific Univ., Morningside College
Randall Gregory Western Washington Univ.
Rebecca Griffiths UO
Rebecca Hollen George Fox Univ.
Rich Such UO, Western Michigan Univ., OSU
Rick Greenwood Univ. of Kentucky, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Florida State Univ.
Rita Brown Univ. of Puget Sound
Robb Harrison Univ. of Arizona, Willamette Univ.
Ruth Falby UO
Ryan Amend Whitworth Univ., Central Washington Univ.
Ryan Uldall Central Washington Univ., Sam Houston State Univ.
Sam Reid Univ. of North Texas, Univ. of New Mexico
Sandra S Krause Boise State Univ., Univ. of Washington
Sara Whitener Mercer Univ., UO
Sean Williams UO
Sidran Olson UO
Stacy Ryan OSU
Stephanie Meeks Univ. of North Texas
Steve Phillips WOU, OSU
Stephen Nelson Washington State Univ., Univ. of Puget Sound, Univ. of Michigan
Tessa Welterlen Univ. of Iowa, Univ. of New Mexico
Todd Zimbelman UO
Vance Bowman UO, WOU
Will McLean St. Olaf College
Andie Andeen Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
“The best part of teaching in Salem-Keizer is the high quality of teaching, standards and musical experience for our students, as well as the incredible community support for our music in Salem-Keizer.”
“I love working with a district dedicated to the excellence of the students as well as teachers. It is a wonderful district to teach in because I can support and be supported by other teachers in the school and the district.”
“The practical support of new teachers by the music leadership. Salem-Keizer holds high standards for music, but is also great at helping teachers meet those standards.”
“Salem-Keizer has a great community of teachers that offer support and assistance to one another. They are open to new ideas and help create an environment for success.”
“The teachers you will work with lead to an environment that pushes you to continue to grow as an educator. The people here are really great to work with.”
“Feeling a part of a strong musical culture and history, community support, accountability”
“The well-supported, high quality music programs, in all levels and areas make me proud to be a new hire in SKSD.”
“Great colleagues. They really spread you out so that you can get a lot of experience.”
“Teaching in a community that supports you and loves music is a dream come true. I appreciate the connection between other teachers in my discipline and the community of support and encouragement that we have fostered. The students are phenomenal and I feel gratified as a musician in the quality of music we get to make together.”
“The Salem-Keizer school district is full of thriving music programs and excellent staff. This creates a culture of high expectations and exceptional support and growth opportunities. I truly believe I have grown so much as a music educator through the intentional and frequent formal and informal supports at the district and area levels. My colleges are incredibly knowledgeable and are always willing to help and support the work I do with my students.”
Our district employs over 100 music teachers, serving students in kindergarten through high school. Students in our elementary schools receive at least an hour of music instruction each week, in addition to optional participation in choir, orchestra, and band. The choir, orchestra, and band programs continue through high school, with the full complement offered at each of our traditional middle and high schools. Some schools also offer courses in guitar, world drumming, piano, ukulele, etc.
Our programs are staffed vertically, enabling students to receive instruction from teachers working within their area of specialty. Our faculty hail from around the country, drawn by the commitment our community makes to ensuring all students have access to a quality music education. If you’re interested in joining our faculty you may wish to visit our district’s quick facts page, our employment page, or search our current job postings.