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New! – Vintage Jazz Workshop in May

By popular demand, Centrum is pleased to announce a new music workshop taking place May 19-22, 2016! Centrum’s Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” workshop celebrates the contributions of pioneering string players to the burgeoning hot jazz of the 1920’s and ’30’s: Folks like Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Slim Gaillard and

Fiddle Tunes

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Faculty Spotlight: Alicia Svigals

It is going to be a *very* fun year at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.  We’re excited to welcome Alicia Svigals to the Festival in 2016. Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics who she co-led for seventeen years, and a composer who was selected to be a 2014

Jazz

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Terell Stafford Leads SJRO; Centrum Supporters Get Discount

Trumpeter extraordinaire, the brilliant Terell Stafford leads the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in three February concerts, and Centrum supporters can get a 25 percent discount on tickets by using the code SRJOLOVESCENTRUM. The shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at

Writing

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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

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Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore and Kids This Summer @ Voice Works!

  Mollie O’Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years quietly made it their mission to find, mine and reinvent other artists’ songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers, since the beginning of popular American music, have made the songs of their era their own. As songwriters they

Young Artists

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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

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