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Oregon Festival of American Music

Immerse yourself in music from 20th century film at the 30th annual Oregon Festival of American Music, where you’ll enjoy 7 concerts, rehearsal access and plenty of history and culture.
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Program No. 14988RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
949
Oregon

Oregon Festival of American Music

Immerse yourself in music from 20th century film at the 30th annual Oregon Festival of American Music, where you’ll enjoy 7 concerts, rehearsal access and plenty of history and culture.
Length
7 days
Starts at
949
Program No. 14988 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Comfortable accommodations featuring basic amenities.
D’town Htl
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Centrally located accommodations that meet our high standards for comfort and service.
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Upscale accommodations offering the best in comfort, service and amenities.
Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2021
Inn 949
Downtown Hotel 1,099
Luxury Hotel 1,399
Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2021
Inn 949
Downtown Hotel 1,249
Luxury Hotel 1,399

DATES & PRICES

Inn
Details
Accommodation Details
Comfortable accommodations featuring basic amenities.
D’town Htl
Details
Accommodation Details
Centrally located accommodations that meet our high standards for comfort and service.
Luxury Htl
Details
Accommodation Details
Upscale accommodations offering the best in comfort, service and amenities.
Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2021
Inn 1,229
Downtown Hotel 1,459
Luxury Hotel 2,039
Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2021
Inn 1,229
Downtown Hotel 1,739
Luxury Hotel 2,039

At a Glance

Join a group of fellow Road Scholars in Eugene, Oregon for another journey down memory lane as the 30th annual Oregon Festival of American Music explores various important roles played by music in film with "Reel Music: Songbook & Film in the 20th Century." Jazz great Chuck Redd will once again lead a host of musical greats as they celebrate music from the Duke to Sinatra to Miller with Bernstein, Bing, Peggy, and all the rest. Each week will be packed with 7 unique concerts, amazing artists, sing-alongs, talks, films and guest lectures!
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking up to four blocks. Shuttles do not have wheelchair lifts.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Interact with renowned musicians and vocalists.
  • Program includes B-level seats to 7 concerts.
  • A visit to the University of Oregon’s Natural History or Art museums lets you see the changing exhibitions and lovely campus.

General Notes

Program includes B-level seats to 7 events. Additional concerts are available at a 15% discount. Love to sing? You may be interested in "Singing at the Oregon Festival of American Music" (#14989).
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Chuck Redd
Chuck Redd is a professional percussionist capable of wowing any audience with his jaw-dropping solos. He’s an expert on musical stylings, arranging, improvisation and technique, and his friendly demeanor and warm personality make him approachable and easy to ask questions.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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James Ralph co-founded the Oregon Festival of American Music in 1991 and serves as the executive director and principal artistic leader of The Shedd Institute. He developed its innovative, thematically-based festival programming approach, which features multiple artistic directors and cultural projects that incorporate multiple genres of music, literature, history, criticism, fine art, dance, musical theater and film into single festival structures. Jim has a B.S. in anthropology and an M.A. in medieval church history. He loves teaching and providing lifelong learning opportunities to his community.
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Chuck Redd View biography
Chuck Redd is a professional percussionist capable of wowing any audience with his jaw-dropping solos. He’s an expert on musical stylings, arranging, improvisation and technique, and his friendly demeanor and warm personality make him approachable and easy to ask questions.
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Amy is Director and Conductor of the Oregon Festival of American Music Songsters. A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Amy has been involved in music education and Eugene’s performing arts community for over twenty years, including acting as chorus manager for the Eugene Symphony Chorus. She is a freelance accompanist and can usually be found at home covering her favorite jazz and pop tunes, accompanying community choruses, singing Mozart and Bach or preparing children’s choirs to sing with orchestras.
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Howard Schuman is a senior human resources and institutional development consultant with over 30 years of international project management experience; he has assisted with projects in over 35 countries. Howard is also a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s film committee. He speaks Thai, Indonesian and Malay, and is author of the career development book “Making It Abroad – the International Job Hunting Guide.” Howard makes sure that in addition to bringing his laptop, his subscription to Netflix is up-to-date during all of his travels.
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Matt Treder View biography
Matt Treder’s love affair with the piano began as soon as he could reach the keys. At home in almost any musical milieu, he has played in jazz combos, toured in a country band, co-founded Eugene cult rock band ToneDawg and composed music for video games. He is on faculty at The Shedd Institute and serves as music director at the Spiritual Growth Center of Eugene. He primarily plays be ear and has fun taking different to demonstrate what we mean by “standards-based jazz”.
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Ginevra Ralph View biography
An educator by profession and arts supporter by avocation, Ginevra Ralph helped to found both the Eugene Opera and Eugene Ballet in the 1970s. She is the co-founder of The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, the only community music institute in the state of Oregon outside of Portland. A long-time advocate and teacher of students with cognitive and physical disabilities, Ginevra applied this teaching experience as she developed curriculum and instructional principles for The Shedd to include all ages and abilities.
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