Patterson and Reinhardt senior compositions to be performed at Linfield College 

Seniors Reinhardt and PattersonLinfield College seniors Grey Patterson and Sophia Reinhardt will perform music compositions they have written on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center on campus. The compositions include chamber pieces and digital media.  Continue reading

Linfield College hosts opera and musical theatre workshop  

Opera workshopLinfield College’s annual Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop will keep the audience on their toes with performances ranging from Mascagni’s “L’amico Fritz” to a scene from the movie “Shrek.” Linfield will host “From Mozart to Bernstein: Scenes from Operas and Musicals” on Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus. Continue reading

Seth F. Wollam is Linfield College’s Marching Band Director 

Seth WollamLinfield College has announced that it has hired Seth F. Wollam as its inaugural marching band director. He will start full-time in August 2018. 

Wollam is an 18-year veteran of music education and band leadership. He is currently in his fourth year as the Director of Bands at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. While at Lock Haven, Wollam led and conducted the athletic and concert bands and community orchestra, as well as taught applied saxophone clarinet, and percussion, as well as individual advanced music studies in marching band techniques, music history and introduction to music.  Continue reading

Linfield students and faculty to present annual Cello Extravaganza 

Linfield College cello extravaganzaLinfield students and faculty will showcase an eclectic range of classical and non-classical pieces in an upcoming concert.  The Linfield Cello Ensemble will present the annual Cello Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.  Continue reading

Reyna Grande: Finding home

Reyna GrandeReprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Tom Henderson, March 29, 2018

Writer Reyna Grande spent much of her childhood living in cardboard homes that turned to mush in the rain.

Scorpions crawled along the wall. The sight of them haunted her. “I felt I had a kind of scorpion inside me that was stinging my heart again and again,” Grande said.

As she prepares for a visit to McMinnville, the author wants her readers to feel that sting — the pain of a 4-year-old girl separated from her parents.

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