Cascade School of Music News

Haley Jo Shaw Wins the Fortissimo Award for March

04 Apr 2018
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Cascade School of Music is proud to announce Haley Jo Shaw, a vocal student of Cullie Treichler, as the Fortissimo Award winner for March..


The Fortissimo Award recognizes students in year three and above of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. These are Cascade School of Music’s best students. The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.


Cullie Treichler states, “Haley Jo Shaw is a remarkable young woman. She is unassuming with her natural singing talent and a joy to work with. She is dedicated to developing her gift into skillful artistry and yet maintains a light heart in her studies. She is an exquisite human being and her intrinsic beauty is conveyed in her stage presence and singing voice. It is truly an honor to work with her and witness her development of vocal freedom and poise..”


Along with an award certificate, Haley received a $100 scholarship toward her private lessons, and a gift from award sponsor Cuppa Yo and Cascade Indoor Sports. Haley and subsequent monthly Fortissimo Award winners will compete head to head for a $1000 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music during Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

Kaia Kochersberger Wins March 2018 Rising Star Award

02 Apr 2018
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Cascade School of Music is proud to announce that 10 year old flute student, Kaia Kochersberger, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for February. Kaia is a student of Krista Aasland, and the daughter of Abigail and John Kochersberger of Bend.


The Rising Star Award recognizes students in year one or two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort, and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.

Abigail, Kaia ’s mother, states “Kaia brings an undeniable focus and diligence to all that she commits herself to, whether that be music, academics or her creative endeavors.  She is often found sculpting intricate clay creations, exploring the wonders of nature or absorbed in a good book. Kaia has competed on the local swim team for several years, is a committed caretaker of foster animals, and finds true delight in her music, whether that is playing piano and flute, singing in the choir or strumming on the ukulele.  Beyond any activity, hobby or talent, however, we love that she is compassionate, conscientious, attentive and walks through life with a heart full of love and gratitude.”


Krista Aasland states, “Kaia advanced on the flute faster than any student I’ve ever had. At ten years old and one year of flute study, she is more advanced than many high school students.”


Along with an award certificate, Kaia received a $50 scholarship toward her private lessons and goody bags from award sponsors Cascade Indoor Sports, Cuppa Yo, and Cascade School of Music. Kaia and subsequent monthly Rising Star Award winners are the only students eligible to win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music, which will be announced at Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

Cascade School of Music Spring Break Closure

26 Mar 2018 We will be closed March 26-30 for Spring Break. There will be no classes or lessons held during this time. There will be limited administrative hours on the 26-28th from 9:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Jennie Birge Wins the Rising Star Award for February 2018

08 Mar 2018
blog Cascade School of Music is proud to announce 15 year old guitar student, Jennie Birge, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for February. Jennie is a student of Matt Gwinup, and the daughter of Rachel Birge of Bend.The Rising Star Award recognizes students in year one or two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort, and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance [...]

Hannah Tranby Wins the Fortissimo Award for February 2018

06 Mar 2018
blog Cascade School of Music is proud to announce 13 year old cello student, Hannah Tranby, has been awarded the Fortissimo Award for February. Hannah is a student of Michael Scott, and the daughter of David and April Tranby of Bend.The Fortissimo Award recognizes students in year three and above of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. These are Cascade School of Music’s best students. The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing [...]

Summer Registration is available!

06 Feb 2018
blog Our summer classes and camps are available for registration! Please visit our Youth Classes and Adult Classes tab to view the class offerings and to [...]

Jamie Smoker January Fortissimo Scholarship Award Winner

31 Jan 2018
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Cascade School of Music is proud to announce that 13 year old piano student, Jamie Smoker, has been awarded the Fortissimo Award for January, 2018. Jamie is a student of Julie Hanney, and the daughter of Amy and Jason Smoker of Bend.


The Fortissimo Award recognizes students in year three and above of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. These are Cascade School of Music’s best students. The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.


Jamie is involved in many activities outside of music."Jamie's interests in music are limited to piano, but she has a true love for it and plays at home non-stop. She is very active in her church middle school youth groups, and was recently asked to join the Student Leadership Team.  Jamie loves school and is currently competing for a summer scholarship at OSU Cascades to study for a week alongside other girls interested in math and science. She competes in cross-country, track and is an avid skier and mountain biker," states Amy Smoker.


Julie Hanney states, “Jamie challenges herself to do her best each week and she is improving so much! She is playing complex music and bringing life and joy to her playing.”


Along with an award certificate, Jamie received a $100 scholarship toward her private lessons, and a gift from award sponsor Cuppa Yo and Cascade Indoor Sports. Jamie and subsequent monthly Fortissimo Award winners will compete head to head for a $1000 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School Music during Crescendo Bendo, which is held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

Zoë Clements Wins January Rising Star Scholarship Award

31 Jan 2018

Cascade School of Music is proud to announce that five-year-old violin student, Zoë Clements, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for January, 2018.  Zoë is a student Ginny Hollon and the daughter of Joel and Michele Clements of Bend.


The Rising Star Award recognizes students in year one or two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort, and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.  

Zoë is a graduate of Cascade School of Music’s Kindermusik program. She began violin lessons in late September and is showing remarkable progress. Joel and Michele incorporate musical education at home. This, coupled with weekly Kindermusik classes allowed Zoë the ability to identify musical instruments by sound. She knew that she wanted to play the violin.


“I am grateful every day that she found her way to teachers as compassionate and generous as Barbara for Kindermusik, and Ginny for violin.  Ginny cares for Zoë with the kindness and positivity of a true and excellent teacher.  She doesn't ever discourage Zoë from going further, if further is where Zoë is happy to go.  Just as importantly, she gently reminds us to let Zoë lead, rather than pre-determining Zoë's violin path,” said her mother, Michele Clements.


“Working with Zoë and watching her grow musically in the last few months has been a fantastic and rewarding experience for me. In addition, her parents provide excellent support with her practice sessions and at lessons. Zoë is remarkable for her age and already competently reads simple music and plays the notes on all four strings of the instrument. She is a precocious little girl who approaches her lessons and challenges with tenacity and a joyful enthusiasm,” Hollon said.


Along with an award certificate, Zoë received a $50 scholarship toward her private lessons and goody bags from award sponsors Cascade Indoor Sports, Cuppa Yo, and Cascade School of Music. Zoë and subsequent monthly Rising Star Award winners are the only students eligible to win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music, which will be announced at Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

Bree Bonn Wins Fortissimo Scholarship Award for December, 2017

22 Dec 2017
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Cascade School of Music is proud to announce 12 year old piano student, Aubrielle “Bree” Bonn, has been awarded the Fortissimo Award for December, 2017. Bree is a student of Rebecca Smith, and the daughter of Tom and Karina Bonn of Bend.


The Fortissimo Award recognizes students in year three and above of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. These are Cascade School of Music’s best students. The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.

 

Bree started taking piano lessons from her mother when she was quite young, but did not seem to enjoy it or progress in that environment. Years later Bree initiated the idea of studying the harp with Becky Smith at Cascade School of Music and this dramatically increased her love of music.  Currently Bree is studying the piano and has found a niche in writing piano instrumentals.  She seems to enjoy the walking bass-line of a good boogie song and is hopeful to play on her church's worship team, and in a jazz ensemble in the future.

 

Becky Smith states, “Bree has innate musicality, that ‘something special’ and puts in steady effort.  She is willing to put herself in unfamiliar situations, and she shines.  During my first year with Bree, while she was still quite young and studying harp, she joined in with my adult harp ensemble for a performance at a local retirement home.  While conducting, and sweeping my eyes across the group, the performer’s heads were down and they were seriously striving to manage their parts. Then my eye fell on Bree confidently playing; at the same moment she looked up at me and twinkled.  After the performance, one of the adult members of the ensemble said to me, “that Bree has a spark doesn’t she?”  I couldn’t agree more.”

 

Along with an award certificate, Bree received a $100 scholarship toward her private lessons, and a gift from award sponsor Cuppa Yo and Cascade Indoor Sports. Bree and subsequent monthly Fortissimo Award winners will compete head to head for a $1000 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music during Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

Carly Cooper Rising Star Scholarship Award Winner for December, 2017

20 Dec 2017
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Cascade School of Music is proud to announce 10 year old CSM student, Carly Cooper, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for December, 2017.  Carly is a student of Cullie Treichler, and the daughter of Robin and James Engle of Bend.

The Rising Star Award recognizes students in years one and two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft. 

“Carly's love of music began very early in life. At just five months she would move her body and hum to the music at church. Still today, she sings everywhere, in class at school, getting ready in the morning and sometimes she sings herself to sleep. Carly enjoys her lessons with Ms. Cullie, and she has become a stronger and more confident vocalist.  She has performed at her school, along with many other performances through CSM.  In addition to music, Carly has a passion for people, and making them smile. She notices things about people, and openly shares compliments,” says Robin Cooper.

Carly is a bright and beautiful human being. She has been studying voice with me for about a year and a half, and has a natural talent and love for singing. Carly is dedicated to her voice work; and is curious and willing to explore my suggestions in developing greater freedom and healthy technique in her singing. She is a joy to work with and has truly earned this award,” Cullie Treichler.

Along with an award certificate, Carly received a $50 scholarship toward her private lessons and goody bags from award sponsors Cuppa Yo, Cascade Indoor Sports and Cascade School of Music.  Carly and subsequent monthly Rising Star Award winners are the only students eligible to win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music during Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.