Musica Matrix

A 501.c.3 organization devoted to Bringing History to Life through Music

About Musica Matrix

Musica Matrix is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization (#47 454 8099) dedicated to promoting an understanding of and sharing Renaissance and Medieval Music with youth and our Southern Oregon community through school programs, public concerts and workshops.

Who We Are

Our Board Members
L-R: Dorothy Ormes, Philip Woolf, Zahara Solomon, Stephen Bacon

Meet Our Board

Stephen Bacon, conservator of the Jack Schuman collection, owner of Bellwood Violin, organology expert and restorer/player of rare and antique instruments.

Dorothy Ormes, research librarian, storyteller and thespian.

Zahara Solomon, teacher of tribal belly dance and other historic dance forms, art historian, business owner and mother of two.

Philip Woolf, former archaeologist, historian, research and IT expert for over 25 years. Specialist in early European militaria and aviation photographer.

Pat O’Scannell, Founder and Director

  • Music Director and performer at the acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 25 years.
  • Artistic Director of the award-winning Terra Nova Consort.
  • Creator of numerous Renaissance and Medieval music programs.
  • Producer of 17 recordings; two of them winning international recognition and released in 54 countries.
  • Featured performer at by-invitation-only Festival: Tage Alter Musik (TAM) in Germany in 2000 and 2003, Mexico’s Festival Internacional Cervantino (2000-2007) and numerous others.
  • Appearances on NPR worldwide, including Harmonia, West Coast Live, St. Paul Sunday, In the Mode, and others.
  • Outstanding critical review in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Portland Oregonian and other publications throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
  • Awards: 1999 Dorian-EMA International Recording Competition, 2000 & 2003 TAM and 1993 Millennium of Music.

Musica Matrix’s Mission

Musica Matrix is dedicated to engaging youth and community by promoting an understanding of Renaissance and Medieval Music.

Pat O’Scannell speaks about Musica Matrix’s goals and plans.

The mission of Musica Matrix is to bring Renaissance and Medieval music – the music of Shakespeare and before Shakespeare – to a wider audience and to introduce the community, especially children and young people, to Early Music through school programs, community ensemble groups and concerts in Southern Oregon and beyond.