Program Directors

  • Aug 27, 2013

Anton Armstrong Director, SFYCA Edward Maclary Director, Master Class in Conducting Sharon J. Paul Director, Choral Teachers Workshop Kathy Saltzman Romey Chorus Master, Berwick Chorus of the OBF Anton Armstrong (Director, SFYCA) has been the conductor of the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy since its founding in 1998. He is a professor of Music at St. Olaf College and conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, a position he assumed in 1990. Dr. Armstrong is widely recognized for his work in the area of youth and children’s choral music. He served for more than 20 years on the summer faculty of the American Boychoir School, Princeton, New Jersey. In 2006, he...

Royce Saltzman

  • Aug 27, 2013

Director Emeritus [caption id="attachment_12673" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo courtesy Register-Guard[/caption] Royce Saltzman cofounded the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling in 1970. Under Saltzman's leadership, the Festival grew into one of the preeminent classical music festivals in the United States, with a catalog of CD recordings, high-profile premieres, a series of international broadcasts, recognition in the major news media, educational programs for all levels of experience, and elite standing in the choral music profession. Following the 2007 Festival, Saltzman stepped away from administrative leadership and continues to serve the Festival in emeritus capacity and as a director of the Board of the Friends of...


Diverse repertoire marks start of Halls era

  • Aug 22, 2013

Ranging from Monteverdi to Verdi, Bach to Rachmaninoff, and Mozart to Milhaud, the Oregon Bach Festival’s first season under the directorship of Matthew Halls will be as diverse and widespread as the conductor’s own musical passions. The 45th running of the University of Oregon’s cultural gem takes place June 26-July 13 in Eugene, Portland, and other Oregon cities. Among the highlights announced today (August 22) are the world premiere of Halls’ own reconstruction of Bach’s lost St. Mark Passion, completed in collaboration with Zurich-based scholar and organist Dominik Sackmann. In contrast to Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, pillars...


  • Aug 15, 2013

CMB logoProduced jointly by the UO School of Music and Dance and the Oregon Bach Festival, this six-concert series remains the only one in Lane County devoted exclusively to chamber music performed by established stars and the next generation of internationally-acclaimed artists.