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Pat O'Scannell - Director of Musica Matrix

Community Ensembles Series Fundraiser

Musica Matrix is trying to raise $10,000 towards next season’s first-ever ‘Community Ensembles Series’ with local musicians, creating engaging concerts that make Medieval and Renaissance music accessible, free to anyone under 21, and affordable for all. These House Concerts will be a rare opportunity for our Southern Oregon community to hear works of incredible depth…

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Musica Matrix on JPR Radio

Pat O’Scannell, Shira Kammen, and Lauren Pomerantz recently joined JPR’s Geoffrey Riley to share stories, inspiration and musical selections from the upcoming Children of Exile – Medieval Songs of the Sephardim concert on Oct 6. Listen to the interview here »

Double Bass learns French Bass

Ashland High School Residency Program

First Musica Matrix Residency Program a Success! The aim: to use the existing curriculum as a conduit into the understanding of Early Music by introducing students to a bounty of historic instruments and bridging from modern to historic instruments with the accompanying repertoire and instruction, while learning something about musical history and practice. What had…

James Bishop-Edwards

November Concerts a Great Succcess

The concerts on November 18 and 19th were an enormous success. Gothic Voices Medieval Choir and guest artist James Bishop-Edwards on lute performed before enthustiastic audiences, first at Ashland Springs Hotel, then, the next day at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Medford. ‘Gothic Voices’ performances of Missa Notre Dame Mass of Our Lady, an evocative…


Interview with Pat O’Scannell of Musica Matrix

Local singer-songwriter-DJ extraordinaire Aletha Nowitsky interviews multi-instrumentalist and founder of Musica Matrix, Pat O’Scannell on Ashland’s KSKQ radio show “Tasty Topics and Tantalizing Tunes”. O’Scannell discusses how she first got involved in Early Music, the formation of Muscia Matrix, her former group The Terra Nova Consort and her work over a 30 year period at…

Viol de Gamba

MM Receives Grant for High School Program

Non- Profit organization Musica Matrix with its mission of Bringing History to Life Through Music, received a $3,000.00 grant from the Umpqua Bank to do an eight day residency program in Southern Oregon at Ashland High School. This course, which is designed in part to promote the viola da gamba for youngsters and provide a…

More Fools Than Wise

Video – More Fools Than Wise Madrigal Singers

Musica Matrix is pleased to share this video excerpt of Madrigal singers More Fools Than Wise performing at a recent concert in Ashland Oregon. With lyrics based on poems, Madrigal music is usually performed a cappella by a small group of singers. The music features multiple melodic lines to create a rich, dynamic sound that…

Shira Kammen

Concert & Workshop February 21-22

Concert: MappaMundi, a Musical Travelogue Join us in a melodic and rhythmic journey visiting Brittany, Galicia, Bulgaria, North America and England in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Now, with internationally recognized multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen and her accomplished cohort Jim Oakden, joined by Kevin Carr and Pat O’Scannell, with an opening set by the Gothic Voices…


Musica Matrix Receives Grants for Programs in 2017

Musica Matrix is pleased to report we have received 3 grants. Thanks go to our donors whose generosity will help fund Renaissance music programs and operations in 2017. The Oregon Community Foundation: $2,500.00 towards operations in 2017 The Carpenter Foundation: $1,000.00 towards two Gothic Voices concerts in 2017 The Jackson County Cultural Coalition: $500.00 towards…

Pat O Scannell leading a seminar

Report: Pat O’Scannell’s November Workshop

Full Of Sound And Fury: Music Of Shakespeare’s Plays by Janet Loy Fifteen participants gathered in the choir room of Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, November 12th, to greet Pat O’Scannell and learn about music that possibly flowed from the stages where plays by Shakespeare were presented during his lifetime. Pointing out the challenges of projecting…

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