The Oregon Music Hall of Fame honors Oregonians who have made outstanding contributions to, or significant impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of the music industry. These contributions can be on a national, regional, or local level. Nominees must have been born in Oregon, or have lived or operated in Oregon sometime during their lifetime.Read more
Since 2009, OMHOF has presented K-8 school-wide music assemblies to inspire and educate Oregon youth. Currently featuring internationally known concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer, these unique assemblies are offered throughout Oregon.
Aside from a small stipend for the artist, ALL tasks (outreach to schools, scheduling, permissions, technical set-up, follow-up, etc.) are performed by volunteers. Recently, we began collaborating with the non-profit Music Workshop of Beaverton, incorporating its genre-based videos on music history, artists, and instruments.
With persistent cuts to music classes, OMHOF assemblies are often the only significant music exposure these youth receive at school. Since 2009, we have sponsored 50 school assemblies, exposing nearly 20,000 students to stimulating musical experiences.
Please contact Janeen Rundle, Director of Music Education Programs at : Janeen@omhof.org.
In addition to interactive musical presentations, OMHOF awards yearly scholarships to selected graduating Oregon high school seniors who have exhibited serious pursuit and accomplishment in their personal musicianship – and who are college-bound music majors. Recipients are publicly recognized at an award presentation where each performs onstage, demonstrating mastery of his/her instrument.
From 2007 – 2014, OMHOF awarded 26 scholarships totaling $35,500. Our recipients have been accepted to prestigious schools including Juilliard, Yale, and Brown. Feedback indicates these scholarships motivate recipients to excel, give them extra credibility at the (often intimidating) university level, and help minimize their college debt.
2014 Scholarship Winners are:
Kristin Qian -Catlin Gabel School,West Linn, OR-Vioin/Piano
Molly Burke – Summit HS, Bend, OR – Bassoon
Kyle Zimmerman -Portland Adventist Academy, Portland, OR – Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Gabriel Young -Ashland HS, Ashland, OR -Oboe/Saxophone
2015 Scholarship applications will be available January 2015.
Please contact Janeen Rundle, Director of Music Education Programs at : Janeen@omhof.org for more informationRead more