Rural Outreach Program

Ethos’ Rural Outreach Program (ROP) helps rural schools and communities develop unique and independent solutions to providing and supporting music education. Programming ranges from short- and long-term in-school residencies, instrument lessons, assemblies, workshops, and arts integration training for teaching staff and administrations.   

Through a partnership with AmeriCorps and Oregon Volunteers, Ethos places AmeriCorps members in schools as music educators and facilitators. AmeriCorps members live in the towns they serve, provide music lessons in the schools and communities, and help build a sustainable music program. Past and Current Rural Outreach Program schools include: Condon, Dufur, Elkton, Falls City, Fossil, Lakeview, Long Creek, Madras, Monument, and Spray.

Through a generous grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), Ethos’ ROP is able to bring performers from around the state to perform for students and community members, at no cost to the community or school.

If you are interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member during the 2020-21 school year, please visit our Jobs page for the full position description.

If your school is interested in partnering with Ethos’ Rural Outreach Program during the 2020-21 school year, please visit our School Sites page to learn more.

For any additional questions, please contact Amorèe Lovell, Ethos’ Rural Outreach Program Director at: 503-283-8467 ext. 106, or via email:





Welcome to Ethos

Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President’s Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

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Online Music Lessons

Our amazing instructors are still bringing music lessons to you through our online video lessons.

Contact for scheduling. Help us resist isolation and keep the music going!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ethos’ programs and services reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.