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Associate's Music Degree Portland OR

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Portland. Includes detailed information on local colleges and universities that give access to Associate's degrees in Music, which include classes in music performance, music education, music theory, music composition, and music techniques, as well as advice and content on music careers.

Portland State University
(503) 725-4433
PO Box 751
Portland, OR
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4905
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $17595
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Reed College
(503) 771-1112
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $37960
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
(800) 275-4672
8435 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $14100
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Marylhurst University
(503) 636-8141
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
Marylhurst, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $15705
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Mark W.
(877) 231-8505
NE Wasco St
Portland, OR
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Violin, Music Performance, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
My emphasis is classical or Fine Art music. I am a classical singer, and I sing in several professional ensembles in Portland. In graduate school I studied and taught Music Theory and Composition. I am also an active pianist, and have accompanied singers visiting the Portland area in local recitals. My expertise is both wide and specific within the European classical tradition. That said many of my recent voice students have been singers in local rock bands. All musicians, regardless of their…
Education
Raytown High School - General Studies - 1996-2000 (High School diploma received) University of Central Missouri - Bachelor of Music - 2000-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Missouri - Master of Music - 2005-2009 (Master's degree received)
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Warner Pacific College
(503) 517-1000
2219 Southeast 68th Avenue
Portland, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $16630
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Lewis & Clark College
(503) 768-7000
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $33490
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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University of Portland
(503) 943-7911
5000 North Willamette Boulevard
Portland, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $29400
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Landon S.
(877) 231-8505
Se 8th Ave
Portland, OR
Subjects
Cello, Classical Guitar, Organ, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Drums, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Composition.
Education
Westmont College - Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Paul S.
(877) 231-8505
SE BOISE ST
Portland, OR
Subjects
Guitar, Drums
Ages Taught
12 to 18
Specialties
While I specialize in rock, experimental, electronic, noise, popular, folk, and art music, I do know some jazz. In order to pass my guitar jury to graduate with a B.A. in music, I had to demonstrate knowledge of all basic major and minor triads plus dominant, minor, major, half-diminished and fully diminished 7th chords. Additionally, 2-octave major and minor scales in 6 positions, in broken thirds and triad patterns were required, along with four memorized pieces within the jazz genre. The b…
Education
Moorhead State University - Music - 1996-2002 (Bachelor's degree received) Portland State University - Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Language Arts - 2008-2010
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Inspiration - Go Grab It!

Inspiration - Go Grab It!
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

We all get discouraged from time to time in our musical journey. It's only natural. "Mom, can I get a guitar for my birthday? - I really want to learn how to play guitar" - is often how it begins. Then lessons start and it's just all too much for many and most give up. This is the first 'wheat from the chaff' separation. Many students do struggle through, but start and stop many times along the way. Then there are the few that seem to have just that little bit more talent than others, the fascination to learn and the wisdom to see their own results. These are usually the small 1% who go on to greatness, or at least become professional musicians.

But no matter what category you might belong to in the above scenario, all of us will get discouraged at some point. It could be a beginner problem like not being able to make a barre chord sound clear. It could be an intermediate issue where a player cannot get out of the rut of sounding like playing scales instead of improvising good melody. Often it is when these roadblocks occur, and we don't know how to surmount them, that the trouble starts. At the professional level we can get discouraged simply because we get bored with the way we play and the way we sound to ourselves. Usually this is a time to dig in and learn some new vocabulary.

And it seems to me, at any level we are at, we just need to get some 'traction', you know, get some fire in our bellies to fuel ourselves to get over these little hurdles. Setting little goals is clearly a great practical way to get over these hurdles. Having said that, knowing what these goals are at the beginner level is extremely important (and private instruction with a mentor never hurt anyone in this case).

But what I really want to discuss in this article is understanding how to motivate yourself. It seems to me that inspiration is not cheap! Grabbing onto those moments when we are really excited and channeling them through our guitar are not moments that are with us all the time, so I think it can be quite useful to really think about those moments when they do arrive, and what led to those inspirational times, so we can do all we can to make them happen again when we need them.

I have talked before about the idea that simply doing something, will fuel doing something even more. I remember when I was at music college that I was on such a roll of practicing daily, that the idea of not practicing to that degree was just not an option. I was very focused about what I practiced and I saw results. This can be an extremely compelling reason to work hard. But it is usually when we think we are not improving that we get discouraged.

So my question to you right now is this. "What inspires you to play?" Be honest. Do you get excited when you hear another great player? When you pick up a new CD? When you go for a walk? After a...

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