Masterclass born in pandemic, for young musicians

As soon as schools stopped in-person learning last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the many activities that students enjoyed also came to a halt. 

Students in music programs lost their final chance to perform with graduating seniors and missed out on annual concerts and competitions.

At the same time, professional musicians around the world were canceling tours and lessons. Doors were closed to every rehearsal, performance and milestone. 

So, the Salem Youth Symphony decided to do something about it. 

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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