Blues

Just Announced: 2017 Country Blues Intensive

Ready to build your Country Blues skills? Join us October 18-22, 2017 for a Country Blues Intensive.  Blues masters John Miller and Michael Roach will be working to develop your abilities as an all-around musician in the style,  becoming comfortable singing, playing, and singing while playing, working in a lead or accompanist capacity, and feeling

Fiddle Tunes

Fiddler Richard Bowman Coming to Fiddle Tunes in 2017

Champion old-time fiddler Richard Bowman will be part of the artist/faculty for the 2017 Fiddle Tunes Workshop at Centrum. Born into a well-known musical family from Patrick County Virginia, Richard was the youngest of 8 kids. His mom and dad played the autoharp, and his dad also played some clawhammer banjo. The first fiddle he

Jazz

Tia Fuller: From Beyoncé to Jazz Port Townsend

Centrum is excited to welcome saxophonist Tia Fuller to the artist/faculty of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop. When Tia picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. Balancing both worlds of performance and education, it is understood why this touring artist and full-time professor

Writing

2017 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference Registration Underway

As of November 1, 2016, registrations are being accepted for the 2017 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; looking for advanced post-MFA revision workshops; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you

Voice Works

Luke Bell: Just Plain Good Songs

Rolling Stone says that Luke Bell is one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know:” “Raised less than an hour’s drive from Yellowstone, Bell spent his summers working on his grandparents’ ranch in Shell, Wyoming. “I built fences, worked horses, stacked hay, dug sewage lines and fixed water tanks,” says the 26-year-old, who later

Young Artists

This Giving Tuesday, Give to Youth Scholarships

Its Giving Tuesday,  a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This Giving Tuesday, please give to youth scholarships in arts education at Centrum. Two past participants in the Centrum youth program, Water World, talk about what an artistic experience whispers to them. Centrum is a safe meeting place

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