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Live SET Student Showcase: Sunday, May 3

by April 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Students in the Live SET program

Following weeks of learning to set up mics, run cables, and work a mixing board like a seasoned pro, nine Portland teens will show off their live sound engineering skills in a free afternoon concert on Sunday, May 3 featuring rising St. Johns rap crew The Resistance, synth-pop outfit Fringe Class, and local luminary Edna […]

2015: Off to a Bold Start!

by January 5, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Young Audiences Sun

With less than a week of 2015 under our collective belts, we are brimming with excitement for the coming year and feeling buoyed by the collective support all the individuals who contributed to our end of year campaign. We raised over $14,500 in year-end gifts, and topped our Give!Guide goal with over $7,000 in donations! […]

Announcing the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio Artists!

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.
The Teaching Artist Studio

We are thrilled to launch the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio with 19 remarkable artists! Following our sucessful pilot year in 2013-14–and thanks to generous funding from The Oregon Community Foundation, The Oregon Arts Commission, and The Oregon Cultural Trust–we have expanded the Teaching Artist Studio to include more artists from a larger geographic region. Young […]

Introducing Marie Schumacher, Community Outreach Manager

by July 16, 2014 » Add the second comment.
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Marie Schumacher joined Young Audiences in July 2014 after years of work as an arts administrator and teaching musician in Oregon and the Bay Area. Her backgrounds in developmental psychology, music education, classroom teaching, and small business make her the perfect fit for the new role of Community Outreach Manager. Marie is also a practicing […]

2014 Sunburst Award Winners

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Esther Lindbloom at the 2014 Summer Celebration

On Sunday, July 13th, braving unexpected rain and thunder, we gathered at Portland’s Historic Old Church to honor and celebrate three remarkable arts advocates in our community. This day was especially sweet as two of our honorees, Teacher of the Year Esther Lindbloom and Principal of the Year Susan McElroy, retired this June from public […]

Awards & Thanks

by May 22, 2014 » Add the first comment.
TA Studio at PAM

The end of the school year is always an exciting and busy time. This year has been no exception. With performances, residencies, workshops, and family arts nights our teaching artists and staff have been busier than ever. We have also been busy celebrating some wonderful awards and making big plans for the upcoming year. The […]

Celebrating Young Audiences Week!

by March 6, 2014 » Add the first comment.
Chata Addy

We are thrilled to join 22 Young Audiences affiliates (from Georgia to Massachusetts) to shine a light on all we do to inspire young people and expand their learning through arts experiences during National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week 2014: March 16–22. This year we have 12 events from 10 artists in schools from […]

Become a YA Teaching Artist

by January 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We want artists who… are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people know the craft of their art forms deeply, through study and experience, and have their own dynamic artistic practices bring young people into the world of their art forms, and embolden them to explore see themselves as learners and teachers, and seek […]

Run For The Arts Results are In!

by June 14, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Spring here in the Pacific Northwest has been anything but usual.  What with over 14 days of sunny, warm weather in mid May, to the back-to-back thunderstorms over Memorial Day and having reached our average amount of rainfall for June last week, it has indeed been strange.  To cap it all off, our Run For […]