Monthly Presentations

Join us for a series of presentations by our members —
Free and open to the public!


Typically held the second Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted below).
Social Time: ~7:15PM (PDT)
Presentation Time: 7:30-9:00PM


September 13th, 2021: Arthur Breur — The Community Connection

Arthur Breuer

Zoom presentation link (go here at time of presentation to watch):
Meeting ID: 869 9773 9502

Composers have tremendous resources in their local communities, some of which they might not even consider as available to them. In this presentation, Arthur Breur will discuss his experience promoting himself as a professional composer through his membership of chambers of commerce, and how that led to his orchestral premiere and becoming the Composer in Residence for two separate local ensembles: The Tualatin Valley Symphony and the Tualatin Valley Community Band. Included in the presentation are discussions of leveraging local businesses for patronage and sponsorships, as well as a mutually beneficial Composer in Residence agreement (freely available) for use with community ensembles.

For information on Arthur Breur, please see:


Upcoming Presentations:
September 13, 2021: Arthur Breur — The Community Connection
October 11, 2021: Mark Vigil — Gamelan Music
November 8, 2021: Daniel Brugh — New Music in My New Studio
December 13, 2021: Dr. Greg A Steinke — Update on Copyright and Online Royalties as well as presentation of recent compositions
January 10, 2022: Dr. Lisa Neher — Designing Collaborative Processes
February 14, 2022: Dr. David Bernstein — Orchestra TV Presentation on PBS
March 14, 2022: Denis Floyd — A piece for Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello (the instrumentation of Oliver Messiaen’s “Music for the End of Time”); plus trio for Clarinet, Violin, Piano
April 11, 2022: Adrienne Albert — My Life in Music
May 9, 2022: David Haney — Circadian World Clock project
June 13, 2022: Dr. Walter Saul — “Quiltings”


Past Presentations (video now available):
June 14, 2021: Dawn Sonntag — Opera: “For Life”
May 10, 2021: Drew Swatosh — Chamber Opera || Elizabeth Dyson — Music for One
April 12, 2021: Andrew Lewinter — Writing for Horn
March 8, 2021: Kirsten Volness — Two Operas || Mark Vigil — Woodwind Quintet
February 8th, 2021: Paul Safar — Musical Projects
January 11th, 2021: Adam Eason — Music based on LaFollett mode
December 14th, 2020: Charles Rose (New Polish School) || Jeff Rosick — Composing for Music Licensing in Media
November 9, 2020: Lisa Neher — Composing for Singers
October 12, 2020: Dr. Greg A Steinke — Composing for Harp and other topics
September 14, 2020: Liz Nedela — Archiving and Protecting Our Compositions || Dr. Greg A Steinke — Music Licensing in a Digital World



For additional information, contact Liz Nedela.