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Award-winning music programs that provide students with opportunities for creative expression and confidence-building.

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Music & Theatre Arts
Portland Road Professional Center
4760 Portland Road NE, Suite 101

Stephen Lytle
Coordinator of Music & Drama

Kathryn Kem
Program Assistant

Sheila Gebhardt
Administrative Specialist

Salem-Keizer Music Programs

Salem-Keizer Public School's Grammy Award-winning music programs welcome faculty from across the country. Each bring their rich and diverse experiences to our district so students enjoy access to a quality music education.

This Week's Music Events

Music in Our Schools

Salem-Keizer Public Schools offers a wide variety of both instrumental and vocal music programs from kindergarten through 12th grades. Visit your school's Performing Arts program page to learn what opportunities are available.


Marching Band
Concert Band
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Band


Beginning Tenor/Bass Choir
Beginning Soprano/Alto Choir
Intermediate Choir
Concert Choir
Advanced Jazz Choir


Advanced Symphony
Chamber Ensemble
Symphony Strings
String Ensemble
Concert Orchestra

School Music YouTube Channels

Music Curriculum

Our music teachers come from diverse backgrounds across the country, drawn to our commitment to providing all students to high quality music education

Music in Our Community

Local Music Program Resources

Salem-Keizer Music Teachers

Come Work With Us!

Our district employs more than 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, and more!

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. To see available positions, visit our Careers page.

Meet Our Faculty

Teaching in a community that supports you and loves music is a dream come true. The students are phenomenal and I feel gratified as a musician in the quality of music we get to make together.