Education Outreach

Encouraging and inspiring young musicians.

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Salem Symphony is dedicated to enlivening and nurturing a passion for music in young people through educational programs and inspiring performances.

Salem Symphony Outreach Program, Youth Music Education Scholarships.

Scholarship Program

Open to all high school and middle school students. Deadline for applications is June 2nd.
Salem Symphony Outreach Program, Orchestra Engagement, with Salem Keizer schools.

Orchestra Engagement

The Salem Symphony is connecting with school bands and orchestras for in-school performances ...
Salem Symphony Outreach Program, Summer Workshop, with Salem Keizer schools.

Summer Workshop Program

This summer, the Salem Symphony will conduct an intensive 4-week program of workshops open to all qualifying Salem area music students.
salem symphony with the Westside Singers of Salem Oregon

Salem Symphony Scholarship Program

Open to all high school and middle school students. Online application now open.
Deadline for applications is June 2nd. All winners will be announced July 3rd.

All applicants are encouraged to prepare a solo work or concerto movement of their choice for audition. Auditions will be held June 21st and June 22nd on stage at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem. All applicants will be contacted and scheduled for an audition for one of those two dates. Exceptions to these dates will be made upon request. All auditions will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of professional musicians, teachers, and professors.

Scholarships will be dispersed Fall 2017. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies, living expenses and education-related travel expenses, to the extent that these expenses are reasonable, and will be paid directly to the school.

The top twenty students will receive two complimentary tickets to Salem Symphony's Scholarship Concert in October 2017.

The top ten winners will be granted a coveted invitation to Salem Symphony's Summer Workshop Program for students.

The third place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and he/she will be recognized on stage at Salem Symphony's annual Scholarship Concert.

The second place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and he/she will be recognized on stage at Salem Symphony's annual Scholarship Concert.

The first place winner will be granted a $5,000 scholarship, private lessons and workshops with Salem Symphony musicians, stage recognition at Salem Symphony's annual Scholarship Concert, as well as the opportunity to perform a concerto or solo work of their choice on stage with the Salem Symphony at the Scholarship Concert in October 2017.

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