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Announcing the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Studio Artists!

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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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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 […]

Volcano Race PDX in the News!

by September 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.

With less than two weeks until runners line up in the chute at Mt Tabor Park, we are thrilled to see some lovely press for Volcano Race PDX. Check out this great article in The Oregonian, and then sign yourself up to run at: www.volcanoracepdx.com Volcano Race PDX will raise money for local arts education […]

Blasting Off with Volcano Race PDX

by September 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.

For the first time, perhaps in the history of humankind, Young Audiences is making a bold connection between arts education and volcanoes with Volcano Race PDX. On September 28 you can take part in this monumental event by signing up to run in the 10K, 5K, or Kids Dash events, or by volunteering. 100% of […]

Join Our Team

by July 29, 2014

We are hiring a full-time Implementation Coordinator and part-time Arts Integration Coaches to support Young Audiences’ work as Implementation Partner of The Right Brain Initiative. For full descriptions and how to apply, go to www.ya-or.org/join-us/staff-positions. Position overviews are below: Implementation Coordinator Application Deadline: Open until filled; targeted start date September 8, 2014 Position Status: Full […]

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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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 […]

Wrapping Up, Moving Forward

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.

The end of the school year is a time for reflection, marking growth, and planning for the future. As I look back on my first year with Young Audiences, I am especially thankful to all of the individuals who have made our valuable work possible. I also know that my appreciation is shared by parents, […]

July 13 Summer Celebration!

by June 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

On Sunday, July 13 Young Audiences will celebrate summer, arts, and the 2014 Sunburst Award winners with Summer Celebration—a free event for the whole family. Kids of all ages are invited to create their own puppets, sing along with local kindie music star Red Yarn, and beat the heat with locally produced treats. Since 1996, […]

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 […]