In Good Hands

Cascadia Composers’ 7th annual collaboration with OMTA students and their teachers is set for Jun 29 at 3 pm at the Old Church in downtown Portland. The program has expanded over the last couple of years to include additional instruments, including flute, voice,...
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Born in Portland in 1917, renowned composer Lou Harrison defied convention, embracing non-Western music, advocating gay rights and environmentalism and pursuing melodic beauty along with musical innovation throughout his colorful career.  Join the Portland State...
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New Pearls / Sense of Place

We're proud to present two of the most spirited and memorable concerts of the season, the Fear No Music Ensemble in New Pearls from the Antilles on May 19, complemented by local colleagues in Sense of Place on May 20. The first concert celebrates Cuban art music, and...
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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


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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