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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 […]

Congresswoman Visits Arts for Learning

by May 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

On Monday, May 2, 2016 Congresswoman Susan Bonamici toured Cedar Mill Elementary with Principal Brian Horne and Cary Clarke, Executive Director Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. Bonamici observed part of an Arts for Learning teaching artist residency to see the impact arts-integrated curriculum is having on students. Arts for Learning (A4L) is a Young Audiences […]

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 […]

Record Breaking YA 57

by February 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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Young Audiences Annual Gala YA 57 was held on Saturday, February 20th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and featured catering by ChefStable, craft cocktails from Hamlet and music by Patrick Lamb. Generous guests, donors and sponsors raised over $116,000 to support arts in education for students in Oregon and SW Washington. Check out […]

Featured Artist: Chetter Galloway

by September 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.

We’re so excited to welcome Chetter Galloway, a wonderful, expressive storyteller, to our roster! Chetter hails from Suffolk, VA and is no stranger to the Young Audiences family after working with a Young Audiences in Georgia. Learn more about him below and contact our School Liaison, Josephine, to schedule his performance at your school. What is […]

Featured Artist: Lin Lucas

by May 21, 2015 » Add the first comment.

While Lin Lucas is new to Young Audiences’ roster, he is no stranger to art making and has been a teaching artist since 1996. You might also recognize him from his work as an Arts Integration Coach for The Right Brain Initiative! After year of “admiring Portland from afar,” Lin made the move south from […]

Featured Artist: Page2Stage Express

by December 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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? […]

Featured Artist: Rachel Närhi

by February 27, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Dancer and Teaching Artist Rachel Närhi.

Dancer, choreographer, Teaching Artist, and fire performer Rachel Närhi may be new to Oregon, but she is no stranger to bringing the joy and discovery of movement to students. Over the last 15 years, Rachel has taught at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Western Washington University, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Gage Academy, and Arts […]

Featured Artist: Lisa Wilcke

by January 3, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Lisa Wilcke didn’t always think of herself as a working artist, despite years of volunteering in her children’s classrooms. Following a degree in Political Science and stints working as a litigation and research assistant in securities and intellectual property law, Lisa put that path on hold to raise her now 22 and 16 year old […]

Featured Artist: Aaron Meyer

by December 11, 2012 » Add more comments.

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 […]

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