Portland Chamber Music is a nonprofit organization bringing together musicians and audiences from all walks of life in quality, welcoming performances and music education that is accessible to all.
Improving access to music is an important component in the overall goal of achieving equity in arts and culture. Portland Chamber Music believes all people deserve access to quality musical experiences regardless of their ability to attend cultural events due to cost, awareness and/or transportation issues. We devote 100% of our time to community outreach, bringing free classical music performances to underserved communities in Portland.
Portland Chamber Music works with neighborhood community organizations and community focused musicians to provide regular, free-to-attend concerts in places like local churches, schools, public libraries and retirement communities. We offer sliding scale music lessons in multiple instruments and voice to students of all ages with financial need through our sliding scale tuition program.
Portland Chamber Music strongly believes:
- Music enriches the lives of individuals and builds stronger communities.
- Music has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Classical music is known to advance our visual attention, help us to concentrate and improve our motor, cognitive and reasoning skills.
- All people deserve access to quality musical experiences regardless of their ability to attend cultural events due to cost, awareness and/or transportation issues.
Portland Chamber Music does not discriminate in any of its programs or services in relation to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status.