Oregon’s unique high school classical music program

Our Programs

Newport is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as a center for excellence in classical music, where youth find friendship and self-discovery through challenging musical enrichment.

The Festival pays for all the expenses of the students, teachers, and professional conductors. The schools only pay for transportation to Newport.

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High School Orchestra Festival

The Festival is an annual 4-day event for six high school orchestras where they join together to learn in small innovative workshops, perform all-together in a concert, and bond with peers. The Festival includes a performance by a university orchestra and is led by professional music directors and conductors.

Chamber Concert Series

The Chamber Concert Series features high school quartets and professional quartets performing side-by-side. The students also participate in a master class led by the professional musicians.


Upcoming Concert Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church located at 2315 N Hwy. 101 in Newport.
Featuring Duo Seirá (Sofie Yang, violin; Juan Avendano, piano) performing pieces by Brahms and Monti. Also performing will be the Newberg High School Wind Ensemble.

High School Composers’ Symposium

The Symposium is a unique opportunity for high school students to submit an original composition, receive instruction from professional composers, and have their composition performed.

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