COVID-19 Update

Last Update: March 30, 2020

Cascade School of Music will remain closed through Sunday, May 3.  

Beginning Monday, March 30, limited administrative support will be available via email at We will respond to messages as quickly as possible though please know that our response time may be slower than usual. 

Our primary mission is to support the continuity of our students' education during this challenging time.

If you wish to support our school during this time please donate HERE

Our criteria for Tuition Assistance has changed to give wider support to our community. Please let us know if assistance is needed at this time by emailing

Students enrolled in our Private Study Program are encouraged to remain in contact with their teachers about options for their lessons. Our faculty members have taken time over this past week to transition their teaching to online education with the majority of our teachers planning to continue lessons for students through online / distance learning beginning Monday, March 30. We have chosen to use multiple online platforms to better align with the various technologies currently available to the students and teachers, with Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime directly integrated into our existing student services program. 

If your teacher is not available for this option and you/your student would like to continue lessons, please email to be placed with an alternative teacher during this time. 

If students wish to suspend their lessons during this time, please give notice by sending an email to by Monday, March 30. We will bill enrolled private study students according to their normal payment schedule beginning Wednesday, April 1.  

We are scheduled to resume in-person lessons on Monday, May 4. 

Students enrolled in our Youth & Adult Classes are encouraged to review the following notice on classes. 

Our Youth Beginning Piano classes and Youth and Adult Central Oregon Recording and Production will continue online. 

Our Youth Classes including Academy Blue, Awesome After School Orchestra, Cascade Jazz, Rock U Bands, World Choir for Girls, and Adult Women's Vocal Ensemble will resume the week of May 4. Our school year has been extended until Friday, June 26, and includes now being open during the week of May 25 for make-up classes.  

  • Youth Academy Blue Percussion Ensemble with Meshem Jackson
    • Class will resume May 5 and end on June 9
  • Youth Awesome After School Orchestra with Brenda Simmons
    • Class will resume May 5 and end on June 11
  • Youth Cascade Jazz with Seth Burrows and Nathan Wegner
    • Class will resume May 7 and end on June 18
  • Youth Rock U: Headliners Band with Nathan Wegner and Seth Burrows
    • Class will resume May 7 and end on June 18
  • Youth Rock U: Opening Act Band with Nathan Wegner and Seth Burrows
    • Class will resume May 6 and end on June 17
  • Youth World Choir for Girls with Cullie Treichler
    • Class will resume May 7 and end on June 11
  • Adult Women's Vocal Ensemble with Cullie Treichler
    • Class will begin May 7 and end on June 25

The following classes are canceled and credits/refunds are being processed.

  • Kindermusik Classes including Cuddle & Bounce, Sing & Play, Wiggle & Grow, and Laugh & Move. 
  • Youth Beginning Drums on Mondays with Lindsey Elias
  • Youth Beginning Guitar on Wednesdays with Randy McRill
  • Youth Beginning Guitar II on Mondays with Randy McRill
  • Youth Beginning Violin on Tuesdays with Ginny Hollon
  • Youth Little Singers on Wednesdays with Amy Conklin
  • Youth Musical Universe with Amy Conklin
We are launching Kindermusik Online with classes scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6.  More information will be coming soon!

The following classes will be announced shortly.
  • Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam
  • Adult Jazz Vocal Solos on Mondays with Michelle Van Handel
Summer 2020
The following classes are scheduled to begin in July and August with registration available through Bend Parks and Recreation upon the opening of their summer registration on Monday, April 20. 

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