5/26: Seattle Secret Music Showcase

Don’t miss an evening of great music in support of Centrum scholarships. Performances by artist faculty from Centrum programming: Matt Munisteri (NYC jazz guitar virtuoso); Julian Smedley (jazz violin); Matt Weiner (jazz bass) and Casey MacGill (piano, cornet, ukulele); Friends of Centum: Red Water Trio (old jazz from new Hawaii); and young artists: Mason Turner

Fiddle Tunes


Jesse Lege Added to Fiddle Tunes Faculty

The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has added Cajun accordion master Jesse Lege, to the workshop faculty for the 40th gathering, July 3-10, 2016. When you think of Jesse Lege, you might think of the accordion, or his tattoo, or his ability to skin a chicken in one piece, or how hard he works, or



Wayne Horvitz Wins Doris Duke Performing Artist Award

A hearty congratulations to composer, pianist, and keyboardist (and frequent Centrum collaborator) Wayne Horvitz, who was recently awarded the prestigous Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in the jazz category. He will receive $275,000 to complete three projects which are in their infancy, and which this award allows a new level of support. 21 Pianos and Those



Helena María Viramontes: Story Has No Limit

Centrum is pleased to welcome Helena María Viramontes to the faculty of the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Considered one of Hispanic literature’s most distinguished craftspersons, Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and two novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came With Them.  She has also co-edited with

Voice Works


Voice Works Welcomes Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick in 2016

Before Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick became the highly respected and successful singers, songwriters, and bluegrass bandleaders they are today, they were founding members of the groundbreaking northern California band the Good Ol’ Persons. Although Laurie remained in that group for only a short while before moving on to lead her own bands, she and

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