Fiddle Tunes

Katie Shore joins Fiddle Tunes 2023 Faculty

Like many fiddlers, Katie was inspired at a young age by her Grandfather. At six years old she told her parents she wanted to “play music you can clap your hands and stomp your feet to.” Hailing from Ft. Worth “Cowtown” Texas, Katie grew up playing in a world of strong fiddle traditions and music

Jazz

GRAMMY® award-winner David Sánchez joins Jazz faculty

Centrum is honored to welcome GRAMMY® award-winner David Sánchez to our 2023 Jazz Port Townsend faculty. David is recognized around the world as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. His mastery of the instrument is undeniable and his sound unmistakable. Combine that with Sánchez’s deep-seated knowledge of both Jazz and Latin music, and

Blues

Faculty Spotlight: Jontavious Willis, Artistic Director of Acoustic Blues

Blues musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jontavious Willis, joined Centrum as the Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop back in 2020.  Mr. Willis grew up singing Gospel music at a Baptist church with his grandfather. Since an early age, he demonstrated a talent and passion for the music and the ability to sharpen his skills rapidly. 

Residencies

Centrum 2022 Artist in Residence releases debut recording ‘For Someone’

Seattle poet and songwriter K. Van Petten released their debut cassette tape of hybrid music and poetry last week ‘For Someone’ via Hello America Stereo Cassette.  Van Petten created ‘For Someone’ in Port Townsend where they sampled sounds, wrote music, and recorded spoken poetry in residence with Centrum at Fort Worden. Since 1980, the Centrum

Young Artists

Youth Program Spotlight: Voices from the Field Arts Academy

Voices from the Field Arts Academy June 20-June 24, 2023 Voices from the Field Arts Academy provides outstanding arts experiences for middle school in Washington State’s migrant education programs. OSPI believes that their experiences in meaningful arts classes will both inspire them to find their own strengths and creativity and be an avenue through which increased literacy

News

Tess Gallagher to receive International Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations Tess Gallagher!  The Port Townsend Writers Conference is honored to have you leading one of our Morning Intensive Workshops this year. Read all about Tess’s award and her remarkable life in the Peninsula Daily News. Tess Gallagher to receive international lifetime achievement award

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