Portland, Oregon is a progressive city known for many creative endeavors, but it’s resident composers have rarely been highlighted. That’s beginning to change. Brett Campbell has written an article for Artslandia that highlights a number of trends happening in the composing world and mentions the City’s foremost organization for classical piano, Portland Piano International.

The list goes on: Muse:forward, a monthly open mic for contemporary classical, electronic, and experimental music founded by former Classical Revolution PDX Executive Director Christopher Corbell, offers a regular showcase for new Portland music from different traditions. And thanks to a grant from Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program, Portland Piano International—normally a bastion of standard European repertoire—recently announced a new series of recitals featuring rising young keyboard stars playing music by Northwest composers.

You can read the full article here. Or check out the Portland Piano International Commissioning Project webpage for more information.