Artist Residencies

Click here to read an interview in our first program magazine with this season's Composer-in-Residence, August Read Thomas. 

Click here to read about Augusta Read Thomas' September residence in our second program magazine.

Augusta Read Thomas & Third Coast Percussion joint artist residency details (All of the below events are free and open to the public):

Tuesday, April 17: 
Composition Master Class with Augusta Read Thomas
12:00-2:30pm, Hult Center Studio

“Inside the Composer’s Studio”
4:00-5:30pm, Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor

Master Class with Third Coast Percussion
4:00-5:30pm, Location TBD

Wednesday, April 18:
“A World of Bells” 
3:00-5:00pm, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Thursday, April 19:
Composition Master Class with Augusta Read Thomas
1:00-3:30pm, Hult Center Studio

The Artist Residency program leverages the presence of internationally renowned artists visiting Eugene to provide unique professional and artistic development opportunities for Symphony musicians, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College, the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, and participants in other school- and community-based music education programs.

Most recently, the Eugene Symphony hosted world-renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and composer Christopher Rouse for a week-long residency featuring school visits, master classes for local guitarists and composers, public performances, and film screenings. This residency was generously sponsored by the Boekelheide Foundation and the Nils and Jewel Hult Endowment – Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.