Intergenerational music classes have been shown to provide benefits for adults and youth. Adults benefit from enhanced socialization, a greater sense of engagement in their communities, and better emotional, mental and physical health. Younger students gain an emerging sense of empathy, including a more positive attitude toward aging. Studies have also shown that youth participating in intergenerational activities display a higher level of maturity and manners than their peers, improved academic performance, and greater self-control and patience.
Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience
Cascade School of Music and Central Oregon Recording have partnered to offer a recording and production class designed to give students hands-on experience in a fully equipped recording and production studio.
Class schedule and registration: Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience
Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam (12 years and older)
Ginny Hollon, Becky Brown, and Verda Hinkle led our intergenerational jam for mandolin, guitar, fiddle, resophonic guitar, banjo, and bass players. The jam provides a warm, friendly environment to learn bluegrass jam etiquette, songs, and fiddle tunes.
Class schedule and registration: Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam
Women's Vocal Ensemble
Cullie Treichler brings women together to explore singing both as a group and individually with greater ease and freedom.
Class schedule and registration: Women's Vocal Ensemble
Jazz Vocal Solos
Have you ever wanted to sing with a jazz trio? Here is your chance to dive into a creative, fun and supportive experience. The session culminates with students singing a solo with a professional rhythm section at a local nightspot.
Class schedule and registration: Jazz Vocal Solos