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Michael Hettwer

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Michael Hettwer
Adjunct Professor of Music

Vivian Bull Music Center 102


Michael Hettwer is an instrumental music specialist for the North Santiam School District and teaches private horn instruction in Salem, as well as applied horn for Willamette University, Marylhurst University, Corban College, and Linfield College. Michael is frequently called upon as a brass clinician and adjudicator, and performs principal horn with the Portland Opera, Salem Chamber Orchestra, and Linfield Chamber Orchestra.

Michael is also an active chamber musician. He has performed with the Columbia Brass, Pioneer Brass, and is currently an active member of the Willamette University Orchestra and the Bridgeport Horn Trio. Other active engagements include performances with the Peter Britt Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Symphony, and the Eugene Opera. He is in demand in the Portland area as a freelance horn player for many well-known performers and for Broadway shows.


  • B.M., M.A.T., Willamette University