The 2015 Centrum Jazz Port Townsend workshop, Friday

THANK YOU for a great Summer at Centrum!

The entire Centrum family wishes to thank all those who came out to enjoy summer events at Centrum!  It has been a stellar season and the memories shall endure.  We invite you to support our mission with a charitable gift of support.  Also, feel free to browse our thousands of images from Centrum workshops as

Fiddle Tunes


2015 Fiddle Tunes Photos Now Online

Since 1977, you all have come to Centrum for a week like none other. And this year was no exception. 2015 was an outstanding Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – made so by YOU! Thank you to all of the amazing artist faculty and participants who joined us this year. The energy was incredible, the community deep



Wayne Horvitz Septet Honors Richard Hugo

An Evening of Music and Poetry 7:30pm, October 7, 2015 Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA Produced by Centrum and Copper Canyon Press Known for his multifaceted musical personality, composer/musician Wayne Horvitz ventures into progressively‑inclined acoustic jazz and ultra‑modern classicism in his latest project, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon. Written in honor of the iconic



Sam Ligon Named Artistic Director of The PT Writers’ Conference

Centrum is honored to welcome author Samuel Ligon as its Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Ligon’s association with the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference began in 2008. Prompted by a friend and colleague, he came to Centrum as an Artist-in-Residence and was invited to teach a few, impromptu evening classes. His genuine enthusiasm

Voice Works


2015 Voice Works Photos Now Online

2015 Voice Works is in the books. And what a gathering it was. We’d like to offer our deep gratitude to all of the amazing artist faculty and participants who joined us this year, sharing of their gifts, stories, songs, and laughter. We can’t wait to do it again next year. In the meantime, photographer Roz

Young Artists


Scholarship Deadlines for Youth Programs

Explorations Scholarship Deadline: January 25,2016 Notifications the week of February 1 Explorations is Centrum’s immersive, week-long program for middle schoolers.  Students are introduced to the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and personal development. It’s a total learning environment that challenges the mind and body in equal measure. Each day features four workshop sessions where