Chairman - Aaron Bloom
June 24 - 28, 2014
Theme: MUSIC…The Dance of Life
On behalf of the Oregon Federation of Music Clubs, I'd like to extend to you a warm invitation to come to Portland, Oregon for the 2014 NFMC Conference. We are planning a terrific week with a little bit of everything! We'll have sessions on teaching leadership skills through music lessons, helping students who struggle to access rhythm and the role of music therapy in our community. There will be a session on conflict resolution, a session on navigating the NFMC website and a workshop for those interested in learning more about the upcoming festival database. It is sage to say that our programming will include engaging workshops, presentations, speeches and concerts featuring many local NM talents. You will not be disappointed! Our tour will take us up the Columbia River Gorge to visit some amazing landmarks and famous waterfalls and will conclude with local dinner and entertainment at one of Oregon's most recognized locales. And if you're not careful, you just might learn how to folk dance while you're here!
There are also many things to do and see in Portland, Oregon and Washington within a reasonable distrance from our conference site at the Portland Airport Sheraton. Have you ever experienced the Oregon Coast? It's only a 90 minute dirve. Or, hop on the MAX line (Portland's light-rail transit) to get downtown or to visit the Portland International Rose Test and Japanese Gardens. Both of these happen to peak in June. If you like a view, Mt. Hood's Timberline lodge offers a stunning panorama of the Cascade Range. You could even drive north and experience the youngest and most active volcano in the NW, Mount St. Helens. Or, visit one of the local wineries or breweries that Portland and the surrounding region is known for. There are many, many things to see and do in our great corner of the country. FOr a thorough and complete list of what our great city has to offer, I'd encourage you to visit the Travel Portland website at - www.travelportland.com. We look forward to seeing you in June!