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Volcano Race PDX in the News!

by September 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.
Volcano Race PDX

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.
A couple of young runners cool off after the 2013 Kids Dash.

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
Young Audiences Sun

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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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 […]

Wrapping Up, Moving Forward

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.
Cooper Mountain Elementary Student

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.
2014 Sunburst Award Winners

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 […]

YA 55 Auction Packages

by April 3, 2014
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Click here to see all auction items! We are just over a week out from our biggest party of the year—Young Audiences’ 55th anniversary and fundraiser—YA 55. Our event committee and staff have put together an incredible list of live and silent auction packages and we are so excited to share them with the world. […]

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 […]