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Experience Music Series fundraising

Collage of photos from Experience Music Series performances

The Experience Music Series needs your help to keep the music coming!

Watch the 2020-21 Experience Music Series »

When the pandemic closed the PCC campuses, we knew we had to find another way to deliver high-quality, engaging programs to our audience. As Andrew Roessler, PCC Rock Creek’s Dean of Music has written, “Since its inception, the Experience Music Concert Series has become an important part of the Washington County arts and culture scene by bringing music of diverse genres from across the world to enrich the lives of our community.”

We were fortunate, thanks to our generous supporters, to hire a private venue and continue to present music from around the globe, from classical to world music to jazz, on the web. The audiences for our concerts have grown to hundreds of viewers during this time.

What will your gift do?

We need your help in building our capacity to stream and preserve the Experience Music Series concerts. In the past, we have been limited in our efforts to present professional-quality video and audio recordings due to the lack of appropriate equipment. We are hopeful that PCC campuses will reopen in the Fall of 2021. If so, we will resume live concerts on the campus as it becomes safe to do so. We intend to build on our success by presenting in-person and streamed presentations.

With your support, we will be able to purchase cameras and recording equipment that will enable us to record performances for uploading on our YouTube page, in an effort to expand our audience even further and bring this extraordinary music to yet more members of our community.

For more information about this project, please contact Jason Palmer, Chair of PCC’s Department of Music at Rock Creek.

Support the best in live music, available to all!

Ways to give

Donations to the PCC Foundation are tax deductible.

  • Send a check made out to the PCC Foundation to PO Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280. Please note that your donation should go to the Rock Creek Performing Arts Fund – Instrumental Music Program.
  • Or, give now by using our simple online form. Please complete the following information: