Page updated August 21, 2019
Inland Northwest Musicians offer a musical experience for those that haven’t played an instrument for a long time and those that have been playing an instrument for only a couple of years. One of the concerts performed in the season is called the Young People’s Concert. This concert is performed in the Hermiston area by the Willow Creek Symphony and in the Wallowa Valley area by interested musicians from the Wallowa Valley as well as members of the Inland Northwest Orchestra, targeting students in 4th, 5th & 6th grades.
The students in each area come to a central location and are introduced to the various instruments in the orchestra. There is also an opportunity to ask questions before they listen to a few pieces that the group has prepared. Sometimes they actually get to do a “Symphony Safari” by walking through the orchestra as they exit.
Classes are ongoing - sign up at Hermiston Parks & Recreation. Fee will be prorated for each monthly session. Call for more information, 541-667-5018
Participants will be instructed in playing the violin in a class environment. The class will be a one hour twice a week offering. The class will be under the direction of R. Lee Friese, Music Director and Conductor of Inland Northwest Musicians along with an apprentice instructor Jacoby Merwin.
Ukiah Beginning Strings Class
Inland Northwest Musicians has started a Strings Class in Ukiah. There was an open house at the school in Ukiah on October 26, 2015 to introduce the various string instruments to those students and parents that had an interest in lessons. From there began classes held once a week with lessons for beginners through third year students. The teacher is Sue Friese (Athena). They meet after school and have a choice to learn either the violin or the cello.
It's the 2018-19 season and the Ukiah String program is still going! There continues to be interest and support for our students through the school and community.
A treat for all INWM and String supporters was the opportunity to participate with the INWO on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at a concert held there. The students demonstrated their skills and performed a song with the INWM string orchestra.
There is hope for a similar class situation for the Wallowa Valley area. If you are interested, please contact the INWM office!
Young People's Concerts
Days: Monday and Wednesdays
Dates: Beginning January 7th
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Hermiston Community Center
Cost: Resident: $5 per class
Non-resident: $7 per class
Paid per monthly session
Sign Up Deadline: One week prior to monthly session
Ukiah Oregon Strings Program
Hosted by Hermiston Parks and Recreation and Inland Northwest Musicians