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 of a story can even help create a narrative that guides music composition!

One of Portland’s top professional storytellers, Will Hornyak says that compelling stories engage the listener’s imagination by uniting ideas with emotions – which can lead to them becoming involved in your project. Will can help you sharpen these storytelling skills, however you use them.

WORKSHOP DATE: April 13, 2019, 11 am – 4 pm   (PLEASE CONFIRM BY MARCH 24th)

McMenamins on Broadway, 1504 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232, upstairs meeting room

There are 25 spaces available. To reserve a space, email Cynthia Gerdes at before March 24, 2019. First spots go to CC members; non-members will be placed on a waiting list and contacted after March 24th regarding availability. Fee: CC members $30, non-members $50, university composition students $15.

Participants will be sent questions in advance to start thinking about their own stories. We are kindly asked to purchase lunch or snacks from the venue.

“The shortest distance between two people is a good story”