Ten Years On – Cascadia Founders Speak

Ten years ago this March, Portland audiences first experienced music from Cascadia Composers. Some folks loved it; others didn’t. One even stood up and lectured impromptu on what we should write instead. But despite controversy, we’ve prospered. Yes, the founders were...

Storytelling Workshop with Will Hornyak (Reservations by March 24th!)

For us composers, stories shape what we write in programs, website content, and what we say in response to interviews. Cascadia Composers as an organization uses stories to help attract audiences to music events and fund concerts. And rumor has it that the structure...

Choral Arts Ensemble Yuletide

Come hear Cascadia help "Portland's Choir" celebrate their 50th anniversary with two new works: Lisa Neher's "Three Basho Haiku" and William Whitley's "Ecclesia," which was written to celebrate another 50th anniversary, that of the Pietro Belluschi-designed First...

Cascadia Composers is one of the state´s most valuable artistic entities.

Brett Campbell

Oregon ArtsWatch

If you’re accustomed to thinking of contemporary music programs as wildly heterogeneous mixes of the accessible, the abstruse and the alarming, you’d likely have found Wednesday’s opening concert of the National Association of Composers/USA conference surprisingly cohesive and consonant

James McQuillen

Oregonian

Who We Are

We engage our community through the creation, performance, and promotion of contemporary musical art, while providing resources and opportunities to Cascadia composers.

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The Cascadia Composers are a welcome addition to the Portland new music scene with a healthy blend of compositional styles and individual takes on musical forms

Aaron Berenbach

Northwest Reverb

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Potential performances of the chamber music
of Cascadia members may occur in Washington,
Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York,
Baton Rouge, Tennessee and Virginia.

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