Salem-Keizer Music Faculty

Salem-Keizer Music Faculty, 2018-19


Salem-Keizer Public Schools

District Music



Lancaster Professional Center

2450 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97305

Marylou Boderman portrait

Mary Lou Boderman,

Coordinator of Music & Drama

Andie Andeen,

Program Assistant for Music & Drama

Sheila Gebhardt,

Senior Secretary for Music & Drama

Contact Music Department

Upcoming Performances

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  Information & Resources

Instruments for Kids

Donate your gently used musical instruments today!

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.

Drop off locations:

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

Friends of Music is a division of SKEF

The Music Lessons Project

The new Music Lessons Project, a community-supported non-profit organization dedicated to providing individualized and small-group lessons.

Music Lessons Project brings private lessons to Salem’s lower-income schools

High School Application

Here is the application link for 2019.

High School CD/DVD Order Form

HS All City DVD-CD Order Form

BAND: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Thurs. Jan. 24 1:00 – 7:00 PM Auditions West Salem HS
Wed. Jan. 30 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sectionals West Salem HS
Wed. Feb. 6 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sectionals West Salem HS
Wed. Feb.  13 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sectionals (if needed) West Salem HS
Thurs. Feb. 21 6:00 – 9:00 PM Full Rehearsal North Salem HS
Fri. Feb. 22 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Full Rehearsal North Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 23 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

6:00 – 9:15 PM

Full Rehearsal

Concert Warm-Up

Performance at 7

North Salem HS

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CHOIR: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Tues. Jan. 15 4:30 – 8:30 PM Live Auditions South Salem HS
Wed.  Jan. 30 3:45 – 6:00 PM Prep Rehearsal South Salem HS
Wed.  Feb. 6 3:45 – 6:00 PM Prep Rehearsal South Salem HS
Wed.  Feb. 13 3:45 – 6:00 PM Prep Rehearsal South Salem HS
Wed. Feb. 20 3:45 – 6:00 PM Prep Rehearsal South Salem HS
Thurs. Feb. 21 6:00 – 9:00 PM Rehearsal w/ Clinician North Salem HS
Fri. Feb. 22 8:00 – 3:00 PM Rehearsal w/ Clinician North Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 23 9-3:00 (6:00 Call) Rehearsal/Performance North Salem HS

ORCHESTRA: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Thurs. Feb. 7 4:00 -8:00 PM Auditions Parrish MS
Wed. Feb. 20 4:00 -6:00 PM Sectional Rehearsal Parrish MS
Thurs. Feb. 21 8:45 – 8:00 PM Sectional Rehearsal Parrish MS/Church
Fri Feb. 22 4:00 – 9:00 PM Full Rehearsal Parrish
Sat. Feb. 23 9:00 – 1:00 PM Dress Rehearsal North HS
Sat. Feb. 23 6:00 PM Call Performance North HS

Middle School Application

MS Band Application MS Orchestra Application

Middle School CD/DVD Order Form

Click here to download MS All City DVD-CD Order Form

BAND: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Thurs. Jan. 10 3:00 – 9:00 PM Auditions Leslie MS
Thur. Jan 17 6:00 – 8:15 PM Sectionals Leslie MS
Tues. Jan 22 6:00 – 8:15 PM Sectionals Leslie MS
Tues. Jan 29 6:00 – 8:15 PM Sectionals (if needed) Leslie MS
Thurs. Jan. 31 6:00 – 8:30 PM Full Rehearsal Leslie MS
Fri. Feb. 1 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Full Rehearsal Leslie MS
Sat. Feb. 2 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

6:00 – 6:55 PM

7:00 – 9:15 PM

Full Rehearsal

Concert Warm-Up

Performance at 7

North Salem HS

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CHOIR: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Thurs. Nov. 1 4:30 – 8:30 PM Live Auditions North Salem HS
Thurs.  Jan. 17 6:00 – 8:15 PM Prep Rehearsal North Salem HS
Thurs.  Jan. 24 6:00 – 8:15 PM Prep Rehearsal North Salem HS
Thurs. Jan. 31 6:00 – 9:00 PM Rehearsal w/ Clinician North Salem HS
Fri. Feb. 1 4:00 – 6:30 PM Rehearsal w/ ”       “ North Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 2 12:30 – 2:30 PM Dress Rehearsal North Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 2 7:00 PM (6:00 CALL) Evening Performance North Salem HS

ORCHESTRA: auditions, rehearsals and performance schedule

Thurs. Nov. 29 3:30 – 7:30 PM Live Auditions Waldo Salem HS
Wed.  Jan. 16 6:00 – 8:00 PM Prep Rehearsal Waldo Salem HS
Tue.  Jan. 22 6:00 – 8:00 PM Prep Rehearsal Waldo Salem HS
Thurs. Jan. 31 6:00 – 8:30 PM Rehearsal w/ Clinician Waldo Salem HS
Fri. Feb. 1 3:30 – 7:00 PM Rehearsal w/ Clinician Waldo Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 2 9:00 – 3:00 PM Dress Rehearsal North Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 2 7:00 PM (6:00 CALL) Evening Performance North Salem HS

Information is available on the OMEA website

Straub Middle School

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.

OMEA District 4

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.

  In the News

Music Lesson Project

-Statesman Journal May 9, 2019

Collegiate-bound McKay pianist overcomes health issues

– Koin 6 May 28, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 OSAA Band State Championships

– Statesman Journal, May 12, 2018

West Salem, South Salem win orchestra championships

– Statesman Journal May 11, 2018

McNary a capella group Something Dangerous to compete at semifinals

– Statesman Journal Jan. 23, 2018

Lesson Music Project Fundraiser

-Music Department Jun. 28, 2018

McKay String Quartet

– Music Department Oct. 13, 2018


West Salem High School once again takes home regional marching band prize

– Statesman Journal Nov. 5, 2017

Salem-Keizer students receive Withnell music scholarships

– Statesman Journal May 23, 2017


Best friends win Music Hall of Fame scholarships

— Statesman Journal April 21, 2016

30 years of OSAA music competitions

— Statesman Journal, spring 2016


How Salem music teacher Gary Frame has changed lives

— Statesman Journal Nov. 21, 2015

Mr. Frame’s opus: Alumni reflect on teacher’s influence

— Statesman Journal Nov. 21, 2015

All 2018-19 Music Events in table format

Salem-Keizer District Music Events for 2018-19

Event DayEventLocationTime
September 29, 2018PCISpragueAll Day
October 12, 2018OMEA District 4 Fall In-ServiceStraubTBD
November 6, 2018MS Choral FestivalPeoples ChurchAll Day
December 1, 2018Greater Valley Conference Jazz FestivalMcKay All Day
December 8, 2018Keizer Holiday Lights ParadeKeizer, OR Eve
February 14-17, 2019OMEA ConferencePortland, ORAll Day
February 2, 2019MS All City Honors ConcertNorth7:00 – 9:00 PM
February 9, 2019West Salem Jazz FestivalWestAll Day
February 15, 2019Capitol City Band FestivalParrish8:00 – 4:00 PM
February 23, 2019HS All City Honors Concert North7:00 – 9:00 PM
March 2, 2019OSAS Wiscarson Concerto ContestWOUAll Day
March 2, 2019S/K MS Solo & Ensemble FestivalStraub8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 5, 2019HS Intermediate Choir FestivalWest6:00 – 9:00 PM
February 27 - March 2, 2019ACDA – Division ConferencePortland, OR All Day
March 9, 2019OMEA District 4 Solo/Ensemble (state qualifier for OSAA Solo Music or OMEA Ensemble)McNaryAll Day
March 12, 2019HS Intermediate OrchestraMcKay6:00 – 9:00 PM
March 14, 2019HS Intermediate Band FestivalWest5:30 – 9:00 PM
March 15, 2019OSAS Music Educator AwardsWillamette University8:00-9:30 PM
March 16, 2019Elementary Choral FestivalPeople's ChurchAll Day
March 19, 2019HS Advanced Choir FestivalSprague 7:00 – 9:00 PM
April 6, 2019NWAPA guard /percussion champion.WestAll Day
April 9, 2019OMEA District IV Choir Festival (state qualifier)Central High School2:00 – 9:00 PM
April 12, 2019Greater Valley Conference HS Band Contest (state qualifier)West1:45 - 9:00 PM
April 13, 2019Salem Keizer Invitational Orchestra Festival (state qualifier)West8:30- 5:00 PM
April 15, 2019MS Advanced Choir FestivalNorth5:30 – 9:00 PM
April 19, 2018Whiteaker Middle School Choir FestivalWhiteaker8:00 – 4:00 PM
April 16 & 17, 2019MS Advanced Orchestra FestivalMcKay6:30 – 9:00 PM
April 23 & 24, 2019MS Advanced Band FestivalNorth6:00 – 9:00 PM
April 26, 2019OMEA State Small Ensemble ContestPacific UniversityAll Day
April 27, 2019State OSAA Solo ContestPacific UniversityAll Day
May 1, 2019State OSAA ChoirOSUAll Day/Eve
May 9, 2019State OSAA OrchestraOSUAll Day/Eve
May 10, 2019Best of NW ChoirsUniversity of PortlandAll Day
May 11, 2019State OSAA BandOSUAll Day/Eve
May 18, 2019OMEA State JazzMt. Hood CCAll Day/Eve

Music Events by High School Feeder Area

Quick Facts

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 College, 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.

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.

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

OSAS Music Teacher of the Year

  • 2004: Janet Romine, Russ Christensen
  • 2005: Paul Mayhew
  • 2006: Stephen Nelson
  • 2007: Rosalie Karalekas, Holly Albertson
  • 2008: Ike Nail
  • 2009: Jim Taylor
  • 2010: Carol Stenson
  • 2011: Tiffany Gaither
  • 2012: Todd Zimbelman
  • 2013: Steve Phillips
  • 2014: Rebecca Hollen
  • 2015: Anisa Rodriguez-Foroughi
  • 2016: George Thomson, David Brown, Andy Thomas
  • 2017: Karly Schindler

Crystal Apple Recipients

  • Barb Fontana, 2003
  • Becca Hollen, 2015
  • Bonnie Gallagher, 2008
  • Chuck Graber, 1997
  • Dave DeRoest, 2015
  • Gordon Ogo, 2004
  • Karl Raschkes, 2007

“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 colleagues are incredibly knowledgeable and are always willing to help and support the work I do with my students.”

ODE Standards for Music

National and ODE standards follow the same framework.

These diagrams may be helpful in understanding how the standards are coded within the framework (3 pgs).

Salem-Keizer Scope & Sequences

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