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Meet the New Teaching Artists

by February 16, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences is proud to announce the newest members of our artists roster. Our teaching artists are dedicated professionals selected through a rigorous application process that assesses both their artistic abilities and skills as teachers of young people. After acceptance onto Young Audiences’ roster, they receive professional development in best practices and regular formal evaluation. […]

Taking Creativity on the Road

by November 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

YA Launches new Mobile Creativity Lab Students at Beaumont Middle School are finding out what happens when digital beats and the classroom meet. Using Young Audiences’ new Mobile Creativity Lab, Beaumont students are working with Young Audiences teaching artist Mo Phillips to create new songs to express themselves with the iPad application, Garage Band. So what […]

It’s the end of the year as we know it

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.

The school year has ended and summer has begun which is a good reminder that it’s time to share the results of your generosity. This year, your compassionate commitment to arts education made it possible for us to serve more students, create new programs, and, in the artistic tradition, take risks. Thank you! Core Programs […]

They’re All Rock Stars

by April 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

School music classes are special.  It’s hard to imagine a more potent formula for shaping identity or building community than the hours our students spend playing the fight song in the stands or rehearsing for the upcoming concert.  By the time a student walks in the front door for the first rehearsal, however, so many […]

Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the first comment.

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: Gerardo Calderon

by February 13, 2013 » Add the first comment.

I first met Gerardo Calderon in 2008 while working on a production at Portland’s Miracle Theater. The show, Dos Pueblos, was a collaboration between Portland-based Hand2Mouth and a group of theater artists from Mexico City, and Gerardo was our musical linchpin. Not only was he the perfect go-between, with first–hand knowledge of life in Mexico […]

Featured Artist: Aaron Meyer

by December 11, 2012 » Add the second comment.

Who says sweets aren’t good for you? Motivated by a violin shaped cake, Aaron Meyer took up the instrument at age 5, performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11, and has been wowing audiences across the world ever since. As a Concert Rock violinist, Aaron combines the energy of contemporary music with the technical […]

Featured Artist: Gideon Freudmann

by November 26, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Hometown hero Gideon Freudmann has been teaching with Young Audiences for 11 years (first on the YA roster in Massachusetts then in Connecticut – he still teaches regularly on the east coast – and in Oregon for the last seven year) and blowing up the inter/national circuit with his electric cello compositions and performances. Portlanders […]

Featured Artist: Andy Furgeson aka Red Yarn

by October 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.

This week’s featured artist is none other than Andy Furgeson, aka Red Yarn: a one man (and sometimes band) of music, puppets, and forest creatures fun. An Austin, TX native and YA Roster artist since March 2011, this fall Red Yarn went full time as a teaching artist and can be found performing at schools, […]