Keep Music In the Schools!
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.
Please contact Janeen Rundle, Director of Music Education Programs at : Janeen@omhof.org
Click on link to take the survey: Assembly Survey.
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.
Keep Music In the Schools!
Contribute to our cause to keep music in Oregon schools! Aaron Meyer and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame need your help. Your donations will help further the cultural upbringing that is crucial to students’ development.
Make check payable to: Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Please indicate on the check and the letter – Aaron Meyer Music In The Schools
Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Aaron Meyer Music In The Schools
Attention: Bill Frith
3158 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Tax ID #: 20-1418824
Aaron Meyer Music Education Programs
Research shows that students become highly involved with core academic curriculum when creative opportunities open for interpretation are made available.
Aaron has been conducting the following music education programs in schools around the United States and in International locations for over 10 years.
Mission: To provide young students with the introductory tools to engage in classical music, and to teach them how it can be integrated into contemporary, pop, and world music with a modern approach.
Programs: Aaron has 4 music education programs that can be geared to all levels of education. Please click on the links below for a more detailed description on each program.
- Assembly Presentation – a 40 minute all school assembly style presentation
- Artist & Residence Recording and Technology Program (“The Classoom Music Project”) – a 3 day recording program where students create their own songs and produce their own music, making their very own CD in a real recording studio that comes to your school.
- Youth Orchestra Program
- Master Classes and Workshops
For more information on these programs or to make a booking, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.515.3461
“My students can’t stop talking about you. They practically attacked me when I walked in the door this morning!! They can’t stop talking about the violin cake and the shape of your electric violin. They absolutely loved your visit!! Your musicianship is superb, and your presentation is paced just right for elementary without talking over the little ones’ heads or talking down to the older ones. Nice work on the math and science promotion, too!” – Amber Schumacher, Lenox/Groner Music Specialist, Portland, Oregon
“We all know that we owe you thanks and gratitude for the unfathomable contributions that you have made, and continue to make to the local music community, and now the next generation, the students, and everyone who enjoys music! As you were placing OMHOF pamphlets on the chairs at the Aladdin, I reflected upon the countless hours you and the other board members put in to the task of furthering music, and music education. Mike Regan, Todd,as and I all agree teachers, that our schools benifit directly and indirectly from your efforts. I’ve seen first hand what you did for Michelle Leipsig (from my school), Kate Davis(from our neigborhood) and all the other students. My prayer is that big groups like SAFCO, and perhaps the Blazers, or someone, will match your efforts with grants that will make an even bigger differnce in these perilous times!
Keep doing what your gut tells you! St. Paul said, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” – Danny Schauffler and the students at Valley Catholic High
Please contact Janeen Rundle, Director of Music Education Programs at : Janeen@omhof.org.