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From the Executive Director

by December 19, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Denis Hickey

Early arts experiences matter. Childhood is all about learning and the arts help us become better learners. Arts help children – and adults – to grow as individuals and as a community. Research on the arts, learning, and the brain demonstrate that the arts merit a place in public education equal to other disciplines.The benefits […]

Win Tickets to See “The Book of Mormon” in Portland

by December 18, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Thanks to a very generous sponsor, Young Audiences has two pairs of orchestra level tickets for the January 1, 2013 production of The Book of Mormon. The national tour of this Tony Award winning musical runs in Portland at the Keller Auditorium for less than a week and tickets are in high demand (last check had […]

Far West Fibers and Young Audiences Award $15,000 for Arts to Beaverton Elementary Schools

by December 13, 2012 » Add the first comment.

For 24 consecutive years, Far West Fibers, in partnership with Young Audiences of Oregon, has worked to bring exciting arts education programming to elementary schools in the Beaverton School District. This year $15,000 was distributed to seven schools in a competitive application process. “Partnerships like these expose children to professional artists and promote increased involvement […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kinder Morgan Supports Young Artists at Beverly Cleary Elementary School

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Representatives from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners visited Beverly Cleary School to watch as the final touches were made on a large mosaic piece for the school entryway. Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington teaching artist Mark Brody has been working with Kindergarten and 1st grade students since early November to create the mosaic. This […]

Home for the Holidays Benefit Concert

by November 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Believe in the season and you will feel the warmth coming from JULIANNE R. JOHNSON as she caresses you with her voice in Home for the Holidays- a concert to benefit us, Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington, and Candlelighters For Children with Cancer.  The concert will be in the Winningstad Theatre at the Portland Center […]

Featured Artist: Peggy Ross

by November 12, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Textile artist Peggy Ross has been teaching in schools for 18 years and working with Young Audiences for 15. A native of Brookings, OR and a 2005 Sunburst Artist of the Year Award Winner, Peggy has made her way as an artist and teacher through an ever evolving exploration of art media. In addition to […]

Featured Artist: Sarah Nagy

by October 29, 2012 » Add the first comment.

A near native of Portland (born in Michigan but in Oregon since age 2), Sarah Nagy‘s work as an independent filmmaker has been shown in festivals around the world, broadcast on PBS, and presented locally as part of PICA‘s Tiny TBA (TBA Festival for the junior set). She was graced with a “Best Narrative” award […]

Featured Artist: Will Hornyak

by October 22, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Storyteller Will Hornyak, 2004 Sunburst Artist of the Year, has been a staple on our artist roster since 1996, and is this week’s featured artist. Hailing from San Carlos, CA, Will now makes his way in the world teaching through Young Audiences and others, performing at events, and sharing his talents with festival and groups […]

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