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Rock Creek performing arts chair instrumental in program’s expansion

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These days, the pastures and forests are alive with the sound of music at the Rock Creek Campus.

The music program based at the campus, once nearly non-existent, is growing by leaps and bounds. Instrumental in that growth is Music Instructor Jason Palmer. A drummer by trade, he serves as department chair for the Performing Arts Department. Him and fellow performing arts faculty like Pollyanna Hancock-Moody have been organizing musical nights and clinics showcasing a wide range of musical types at Rock Creek that feature Portland artists and student ensembles and choral groups. Outside of college life, Palmer performs with the Joe Manis Trio, which has played at the campus for community events.

For more information on what Rock Creek’s Performing Arts Department has going on, contact Palmer at, or call (971) 722-7869.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Director of Public Relations at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic... more »

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x by jae min 1 decade ago

Took Jason Palmers intro to music class a few terms ago didn’t think it would be so fun! Really enjoyed the class

x by Erik Jarlstrom 1 decade ago

I am a student majoring in music. I didn’t think Jason’s class would be so beneficial and fun! I’m not too much into jazz, but the skills I learned in his classes will stick with me to PSU and on!

x by Narce Rodriguez 1 decade ago

Thank you for sharing your music journey. I really appreciate what you bring to our students at PCC.

x by Jennifer Boehmer 1 decade ago

A great profile of one of PCC’s many outstanding faculty members. Kudos to James Hill for producing a fun and interesting video!

x by Jenny Kirchler 1 decade ago

Jason – you are an awesome musician and instructor! I truly enjoy working with you in our division.

x by Max Kutzman 1 decade ago

Jason is not just a fine musician and teacher, he is an extremely insightful one! While I’ve never taken any of his classes, he is often on the performance jury at Sylvania with another excellent musician and teacher, John Mery. His advice during these juries has been invaluable to my development.

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