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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 […]

Building pARTnerships Through Community Connections: The Right Brain Initiative and the Art of Collaboration

by April 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.
King Elementary student masks

The Right Brain Initiative is a public-private partnership of schools, local government, private donors, and the cultural community, working together to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland, Oregon tri-county region. Since launching in 2008, the Regional Arts & Culture Council has served as the Initiative’s Managing Partner with Young Audiences […]

Oh, What A Night!

by March 23, 2015 » Add the first comment.
gala featured

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for Young Audiences’ A Night On The Town — and helped us to raise more than $120,000! Our Silver Sponsors, Barlow, the Sam and Sooky Goldman Charitable Foundation Inc., and West Coast Event Productions set the tone for a truly successful fundraiser. We hosted our event at Pure Space […]

Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Oregon Trail Trio

With decades of teaching and playing experience, the three artists who comprise the Oregon Trail Trio have plenty of history to share. From the origins of the banjo to the culture of the Oregon Territory, members Mick Doherty (Hammer Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals), Gayle Neuman (Fiddle, Banjo, Flageolet, Vocals), and Phil Neuman (Tuba, Flageolet, Serpent, Vocals), […]

Featured Artist: Korekara Taiko

by January 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Taiko Workshop_Copyright 2014 Rich Iwasaki

Although Koreka Taiko is new to Young Audiences’ roster this year, chances are that if you’ve seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you’ve witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to […]

Arts for Learning in Atlanta!

by January 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.
Teaching artist Anne Rutherford, Programs Director Allison Tigard, Community Outreach Manager Marie Schumacher, and Lewis Elementary teacher Abby Rotwein with David Dik (YA National ED) and Eric Booth in the background.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to be participating in the first Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center, made possible in part by a JCPenney Cares Award. Hosted by the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and […]

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! […]

Featured Artist: Page2Stage Express

by December 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.
Page2Stage Express

Page2Stage Express has been teaching with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington since 2012 and is 100% committed to adapting stories from books—moving words from the page, to words and actions on the stage! We caught up with Kenneth Gordon to learn more about P2S Express. What is your art practice outside of teaching? […]

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 […]

Let’s Light Up Creativity in 2015

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2014 Give!Guide

Dear Friends, When I joined Young Audiences 13 months ago, I knew the organization was empowering children with remarkable arts education programs. What I wasn’t prepared for was the incredible support from schools, businesses, foundations, non-profit partners, and people like you. This community effort ensures that kids are getting the arts and music experiences they […]