Monthly Presentations

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

Held (unless otherwise noted) every second Monday in 
Room 219, Lincoln Hall at Portland State University. 
(1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201 – 
Room 219 is just off the SW stairwell’s 2nd floor landing.) 


 Social time ~7:15 PM
First presentation 7:30 PM
Second presentation (if there are two) 8:15 PM

September 16, 2019: Special Presentation on Koto – Mitsuki Dazai-Church
 October 14, 2019 : Timothy O’Brien // Nicholas Yandell
 November 11, 2019 : Mark Vigil // Greg Steinke
December 9, 2019 : Bonnie Miksch // Matthew Andrews
January 13, 2020 : Gershon Wolfe
February 10, 2020 : Alexander LaFollett // Lisa Neher


March 9, 2020 : Drew Swatosh // Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson

1st: Drew Swatosh

Drew’s presentation is going to be on the 5 movement secular requiem he wrote for his Master’s thesis. He is looking forward to the opportunity to share this work with more people.
For more information on Drew, please check out:


2nd: Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson

Elizabeth will present her piece “Burning Foliage” for viola and piano, which won Fear No Music’s 2017 local composers’ contest. She will talk about how she combined a dodecaphonic tone row with the centuries-old chord progression, La Folia, to create the piece.
For more information on Elizabeth, please check out:

April 13, 2020 : Aszemar Glenn
May 11, 2020 : David Bernstein
June 8, 2020 : Adam Eason


For additional information, contact Liz Nedela.


As a reminder:
Generally, the doors to Lincoln Hall will be locked EXCEPT for the Broadway Entrance.  Please use the Broadway Entrance.  (If there is another event happening in the building, other doors might be unlocked; in which case we can use any unlocked door.)


The presentations are STREAMED!!!  So, no matter where you live, you can watch! At the time of the presentation, go to the Cascadia Facebook Page: Scroll down past the “Photos,” “Recommendations,” “Videos” (these are older, saved videos), and “Upcoming Events” sections, and you should see the live video. It will say “Cascadia Composers is Live Now” and there will be a red “LIVE” icon at the top left hand corner of the video. Click on the video and it will open it up in a larger window. Be a little patient if you don’t see it right away–sometimes we are letting the presenter get set up and so the video may not begin exactly at 7:30 pm. The order of the sections like “Photos,” “Recommendations,” etc, may look slightly different depending on your computer/phone/browser.