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Free Centrum Big Band Concert: October 25

Free Centrum Big Band Concert: October 25

Acclaimed Big Band composer, George Stone, leads Centrum’s fall Big Band workshop at Fort Worden from October 23-26.  As a special treat, local audiences are invited to attend the culminating concert associated with our esteemed musicians from throughout Washington State who will comprise the band.  Enjoy stellar arrangements of perennial favorites as well as fresh


Debussy Trio: November 2, 2014 Chamber Music Concert

Experience the energy and beauty of classical music with a stirring performance by The Debussy Trio on November 2, 2014. The Debussy Trio’s unique repertoire of 20th and 21st Century music offers a refreshing and exciting change of pace for concert-goers of all ages. This highly-regarded chamber ensemble is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year.


Register Now for Explorations 2015

Registration is now open for Explorations – Centrum’s total immersion arts experience for Washington state students in grades 7-9. Join us March 1-6, 2015, and spend a week working closely with our exciting faculty of gifted artists to challenge and encourage you in visual art theater, music, dance and creative writing. Register now for Explorations, 2015


Sheila Bender Leads November Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Writer Sheila Bender will be leading Centrum’s 2014 Autumn Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Fort Worden, November 6-9. Register online for the Autumn Creative Nonfiction Workshop Sheila Bender’s essays and poems appear online and in numerous North American literary magazines and anthologies including Poetry Northwest, The Seattle Review, The Bellingham Review, Tiny Lights, and Tidepools, among


Mariah Tate Klemens: Centrum Emerging Artist

Mariah Tate Klemens is one of the inaugral artists selected as part of Centrum’s new Emerging Artist Residency Program. Along with the other awardees, Klemens is in-residence at Fort Worden in October 2014, exploring a search for identity and place-whether challenging gender status, understanding issues of personal identity specific to culture or religious values, or