Monthly Presentations

Join us for a series of presentations by our members —
Free and open to the public!


Watch from anywhere in the world! In normal times, we host these presentations at Lincoln Hall at Portland State University and live-stream via Facebook. In the current situation, we are using Zoom.


Typically held the second Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted below).
Social Time: ~7:15PM (PST)
Presentation Time: 7:30PM
Second Presentation Time: 8:15PM


May 10, 2021: Elizabeth Dyson | Drew Swatosh

Zoom presentation link (go here at time of presentation to watch):
Meeting ID: 869 9773 9502

1st: Elizabeth Dyson — 17th Century Meets 20th Century in the 21st Century

“I will talk about how I combined the centuries-old chord progression La Folia with a tone row to create my duet Burning Foliage for viola and piano. I wrote the piece in 2017 to honor my mother, who passed away that year. It won the Fear No Music call for scores that year, and was performed at their January 2018 Locally Sourced Sounds concert.”

For information on Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson, please visit:

2nd: Drew Swatosh — MM Contemporary Music-focus composition–WOU

For information on Drew Swatosh, please visit:


Upcoming Presentations:
May 10, 2021: Elizabeth Dyson || Drew Swatosh
June 14, 2021: Dawn Sonntag


Past Presentations (video now available):
April 12, 2021: Andrew Lewinter — Writing for Horn
March 8, 2021: Kirsten Volness — Two Operas || Mark Vigil — Woodwind Quintet
February 8th, 2021: Paul Safar — Musical Projects
January 11th, 2021: Adam Eason — Music based on LaFollett mode
December 14th, 2020: Charles Rose (New Polish School) || Jeff Rosick — Composing for Music Licensing in Media
November 9, 2020: Lisa Neher — Composing for Singers
October 12, 2020: Dr. Greg A Steinke — Composing for Harp and other topics
September 14, 2020: Liz Nedela — Archiving and Protecting Our Compositions || Dr. Greg A Steinke — Music Licensing in a Digital World



For additional information, contact Liz Nedela.