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Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the second 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: Korekara Taiko

by January 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Although Korekara Taiko is new to Young Audiences’ roster this year, chances are that if you’ve seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you’ve witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to […]

Arts for Learning in Atlanta!

by January 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to be participating in the first Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center, made possible in part by a JCPenney Cares Award. Hosted by the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and […]

2015: Off to a Bold Start!

by January 5, 2015 » Add the first comment.

With less than a week of 2015 under our collective belts, we are brimming with excitement for the coming year and feeling buoyed by the collective support all the individuals who contributed to our end of year campaign. We raised over $14,500 in year-end gifts, and topped our Give!Guide goal with over $7,000 in donations! […]

Let’s Light Up Creativity in 2015

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Sunburst Award Winners

by July 16, 2014 » Add the first comment.

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 […]

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