NACUSA 2020 National Conference Schedule

All events are open to the public, except the NACUSA business lunch which is open to members only.  Keep an eye on for details!  The complete schedule:

Thursday March 19 @ 3:30 PM @ Evans Auditorium: Concert, Fresh Finds

New works by student composers from Lewis & Clark College, Portland State University and The Evergreen State College.  Featured performers include the Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble and L&C’s Cappella Nova (under the direction of Katherine FitzGibbon).  Contact: Michael Johanson <>

7:30 PM @ Agnes Flanagan Chapel: Concert, In the ‘Hood

Friends of Rain and top-notch guest performers play works by Cascadia composers Adam Eason, Michael Johanson, Alexander LaFollett, Andrew Lewinter, Liz Nedela, Lisa Neher, Gary Noland, Lesley Sommer, and William Toutant.  Two hours.  Contact: Michael Johanson <>

Friday March 20 —

10:00 AM @ Seitz Lounge in Evans Music Center, coffee available (the Dovecote Cafe is also open weekdays until 2:30PM, a short walk away)

11:00 AM to noon @ Evans, Room 129: Composer presentation(s)

1:00 PM @ Evans Auditorium: Concert, Beethoven’s 250th

In honor of the 250th year of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, this concert features Beethoven-inspired piano works by Theresa Koon and David Lefkowitz, plus Stephanie & Saar playing LvB’s Grosse Fuge and other works.  One hour.  Contact: Jeff Winslow <>

2:30 to 3:30 PM @ Evans, Room 129: Composer presentation(s)

3:30 PM @ Seitz Lounge, coffee available

7:30 PM @ Agnes Flanagan Chapel: Concert, Spring Fever!

Portland Percussion Group (contact: Brett Paschal <>) goes crazy with the music of Trent Hanna, Michael Johanson and Greg A Steinke.  Then Resonance Ensemble (contact: Katherine FitzGibbon <>) brings you choral works that speak (mostly) to today’s issues and concerns by local composers Judy A. Rose and Jeff Winslow; and visiting composers Martin Blessinger, Katie Kring, Lansing McLoskey, Liza Sobel, and Ingrid Stölzel.  Two hours total.

Saturday March 21 —

10:00 AM @ Seitz Lounge in Evans Music Center, coffee available

10:30 to 11:30 AM @ Evans, Room 129: Composer presentation(s)

11:30 AM @ Templeton Hall, Trail Room: NACUSA business lunch with sandwiches, salads etc. catered by Elephant’s Deli. All NACUSA members who have paid the (additional) lunch fee are welcome to share a meal, observe, and possibly even participate.

1:00 PM @ Evans Auditorium: Concert, Amplitude & Attitude

Electroacoustic and media works by local composer Kirsten Volness and visiting composers Joe L. Alexander, Chris Arrell, Patrice Langsdale-Williams, Timothy Moyers, and David Peoples.  Some will play in their own works.  One hour.  Contact: Arun Chandra <>

2:30 to 3:30 PM @ Evans, Room 129: Composer presentation(s)

3:30 PM @ Seitz Lounge, coffee available

7:30 PM @ Evans Auditorium: Concert, A Wider World

Friends of Rain and guests celebrate the glorious diversity of new music being created across the USA with performances of chamber works by visiting NACUSA composers Andrew Conklin, Doug Davis, Joshua Hey, Patrick Houlihan, Mark Kilstofte, David Lefkowitz, Allen Shearer, Andy Sigler, and Stephen Yip.  Two hours.  Contact: Greg Steinke <>


NACUSA members: Be sure to register online and pay your registration fee ($30 now, $40 starting Feb. 29). Check out our page with travel information, including a temporarily reduced rate Cascadia has negotiated with the Hilton Garden Inn in Lake Oswego, closest town to Lewis & Clark College.

Guests and spouses of NACUSA members may also register for the conference, paying the same fee; see instructions on the registration form.  Other non-members may also register, but they must pay $40.

Single ticket prices for the general public are as follows.  Standard Cascadia Admission (two hour concerts): $20 general (buys two tickets with Arts Card from RACC), $10 seniors, working artists and Cascadia members (if not comp’ed), $5 students, 12 and under free.  One hour concerts: $10 general, $5 all others (if not comp’ed), 12 and under free.  Thursday afternoon concert: All students admitted free, all others $5.  Again, admission to all concerts is included with conference registration fee.