2023-24 Salem Music Educator of the Year Award goes to… Mr. H.

Congratulations Cole Haole-Valenzuela (aka Mr. H.) from our very own West Salem High School. He will be presented with the award this Friday, May 10 at 7:30 before the Oregon Symphony concert. Please see concert ticket information and more information about the award below. 

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Salem – Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
May 10, 2024 7:30 PM

A rollercoaster of pianistic flourishes, Rachmaninoff’s ravishing rhapsody is given a tour-de- force performance by soloist Simon Trpčeski. Dvořák’s distinctly Bohemian style shines in his brooding, mysterious Seventh Symphony, in which the composer gives voice to personal grief and the struggles of his nation.


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Location – Willamette University

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In partnership with the Salem-Keizer School District, the Oregon

Symphony in Salem has been recognizing outstanding music

educators since 1990. The process begins with the nomination of

candidates from any area of public classroom music education in the

Salem-Keizer School District, including orchestra, band, and choir.

Committee members from the Salem Advisory Committee observe

the teachers in their classroom setting and select the winner and