Mike 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, Corban College, and Linfield College. Mike 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 Chamber Players, Festive Brass, the Oregon Brass Ensemble, the Northwest Horn Orchestra and the Bridgeport Horn Trio. Other active engagements include performances with the Peter Britt Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Coast Festival, Oregon Symphony and the Eugene Symphony orchestras. He is in demand in the Portland area as a freelance horn player performing with many big name acts as well as multiple Broadway show runs.
Michael has received his B.M. in French Horn Performance and his M.A.T. from Willamette University. Michael lives in Salem with his wife Kami, a music educator in Salem, and together they have three children, Matthew, Joshua and Jenessa.