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Learning

Creativity is a critical component in helping young people learn and think and yet arts education is often squeezed by tight budgets. This series spotlights programs that are filling that gap. How are they working? How are they sustainable? How are they adapting to a diverse population? What can we learn from them and how can they be replicated?

This series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Bobby Bermea: Where the future lives

Two of Oregon’s premier theater schools, Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre and The Actors Conservatory, are sharing space in the historic Tiffany Center.

Zlatomir Fung and Gloria Chien performed at The Reser for CMNW 2022. Photo by Tom Emerson.

A beginner every day: Considering Zlatomir Fung

The 23-year-old cellist’s recent visit to Oregon for Chamber Music Northwest included concerts, a master class, an afternoon with four cellists even younger than him, and “one of the best string recitals” Soovin Kim has ever heard.

The Art of Tea

Through a lifelong study of the Japanese tea ceremony, Oregon’s Margie Yap learned how to brew an intentional life.

News & Notes: A new poetry champ

Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of the Oregon School for the Deaf wins the Poetry Out Loud state title; new at the art museum; downtown art space trashed.

Cultivating Creative Community

Tualatin Valley Creates’ Arts & Leadership Incubator helps artists connect their work to the community.

Radio Rejuvenation

Portland’s All Classical Radio moves to bring more diverse music to more diverse audiences.

Striving to hit the low notes

Band students at Toledo Jr/Sr High School have their choice of instruments, but a tuba remains out of reach.

Remembering Bruce Browne

The Portland choral director and educator leaves a rich legacy in sounds and singers.

Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Creative Response

Pandemic inspires youth orchestra to create a new music festival and commissioning program featuring new music by diverse voices Art is all about creativity, so when the pandemic struck, Portland Youth Philharmonic, facing cancellation of in-person classes and concerts, got creative. The

In February, the Taft Jazz Band makes is last performance before going online due to the pandemic shutdown. Photo courtesy: Music Is Instrumental

Helping the bands play on

The Music is Instrumental program pays for mentors to keep music education alive in Lincoln County schools.

Music Workshop: filling a void

A music-ed program that aids teachers globally is helping schools cope with the pandemic’s challenges.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Passing the Torch

Cascadia Composers’ In Good Hands expands students’ horizons and brings music to the next generations.

A little ArtSpark in Eugene

As schools shut down, arts teachers in Lane County shift online and take the art to kids across 16 districts.

ArtsEd: Age of anxiety

Even without a pandemic, middle school can be stressful. Create More, Fear Less channels that anxiety into art.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon