Cascade School of Music News

Central Oregon Gives Campaign

31 Dec 2019
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Central Oregon Gives is a partnership between Source Weekly and What If We Could?  This year an anonymous donor is offering a $25,000 bonus for the nonprofit who raises the most dollars during this campaign. Please help our school win this chance by donating between November 14th and December 31st, 2019. 

Drum Day

28 Oct 2019
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Students from the CSM Percussion Department entertained a room full of ghosts and goblins at our 3rd Annual Halloween Drum Day

Rising Star Award Winner: Lea Sweeney

21 Oct 2019
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Cascade School of Music's Rising Star Award Winner:  Lea Sweeney, age 9, is a voice student of Cullie Treichler and daughter of Ann-Marie Cedros. Lea is very attentive and shows great desire and joy to sing freely and beautifully. Singing in three choirs weekly (Bend Childrenís Choir, Youth Choir of Central Oregon, and CSMís World Music Choir) in addition to private lessons, she radiates with her love of singing!

All the Rising Star and Fortissimo award winners from throughout the 2019-2020 school year will perform at Cascade School of Musicís annual Crescendo Bendo Student Showcase at the Tower Theatre in May. For more information: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org, 541-382-6866, info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

Rising Star Award Winner: Frankie Borla

21 Oct 2019
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Cascade School of Musicís Rising Star Award Winner:  Frankie Borla, age 9, is a drum student of Meshem Jackson and son of Erin & Chris Borla. Frankieís technique and form are years ahead of his time! Playing since he was 5, instructor Meshem describes him ďÖlike a seasoned New Orleans jazz player trapped in a little kidís body.Ē

All the Rising Star and Fortissimo award winners from throughout the 2019-2020 school year will perform at Cascade School of Musicís annual Crescendo Bendo Student Showcase at the Tower Theatre in May. For more information: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org, 541-382-6866, info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

Rising Star Award Winner: Lola Frost

21 Oct 2019
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Cascade School of Musicís Rising Star Award Winner:  Lola Frost, age 11, is a piano student of Amy Conklin and daughter of Jason Frost. Lola is very dedicated and fun at the piano. With a beautiful personality and sweet, respectful spirit during lessons, we are excited to watch how she grows in music in the years to come.

All the Rising Star and Fortissimo award winners from throughout the 2019-2020 school year will perform at Cascade School of Musicís annual Crescendo Bendo Student Showcase at the Tower Theatre in May. For more information: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org, 541-382-6866, info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

Fortissimo Award Winner: Asher Ward

21 Oct 2019
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Cascade School of Music's Fortissimo Award Winner:  Asher Ward, age 8, is a piano student of Amy Conklin and son of Dara Ward. Asher is always extremely prepared for each lesson, going above and beyond expectations and consistently wanting more of a challenge. This kid is going places!

All the Rising Star and Fortissimo award winners from throughout the 2019-2020 school year will perform at Cascade School of Musicís annual Crescendo Bendo Student Showcase at the Tower Theatre in May. For more information: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org, 541-382-6866, info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

Fortissimo Award Winner: Tim Hakala

21 Oct 2019
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Cascade School of Musicís Fortissimo Award Winner:  Tim Hakala, age 17, is a drum student of Meshem Jackson and son of Denise & Todd Hakala. The longtime drummer for CSMís rock band ďAnything But VanillaĒ and also an impressive beatboxer, Tim has his heart set on performing professionally. His attitude, work ethic, and talent will get him there.

All the Rising Star and Fortissimo award winners from throughout the 2019-2020 school year will perform at Cascade School of Musicís annual Crescendo Bendo Student Showcase at the Tower Theatre in May. For more information: www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org, 541-382-6866, info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

Psychology Today Magazine: Music Participation is Linked to Teen Academic Achievement

02 Oct 2019

Students who participate in music-related activities between grades 7-12 achieve significantly higher scores on science, math, and English exams in high school than non-musical classmates, according to a new large-scale study. This research by Peter Gouzouasis and colleagues at the University of British Columbia (UBC) involved a cohort of 112,916 public school students in Canada. These findings (Guhn et al., 2019) were published on June 24 in the Journal of Educational Psychology.  Read more.....

School Reopens at New Location

05 Jan 2019
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Fiddle Club

18 Dec 2018 Our youth Fiddle Club led by Ginny Hollon begins on Saturday, January 19 from 2:30-4PM. The club meeting dates are February 16, March 2, April 6, and May [...]