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    About the Bayshore Music Project & Bayshore Symphony

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About Us

We are the Bayshore Music Project, home to the Bayshore Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and conductor, Chip Bergeron. The Bayshore Music Project has brought musical presentations to local schools as part of our outreach efforts. The “Trio Affettuoso,” dedicated to performing music of the baroque and early classical periods, is also part of the Project’s work.

Our objective is to make good orchestral music accessible to musicians as well as music enthusiasts. In addition to the established repertoire, we look for opportunities to perform – and on occasion, commission – works by local composers. Bayshore Music Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of volunteers, both amateur and professional, who share our dedication to bringing affordable orchestral music to audiences in western Washington.


Chip Bergeron, Bayshore Symphony, Mt. Vernon WAArtistic Director, Chip Bergeron – 2014-Present

Chip Bergeron has been Bayshore’s Artistic Director and Conductor since Fall, 2014. He is an accomplished cellist who has performed in a number of symphonies, including the Whatcom Symphony, and has toured internationally with the Mantovani Orchestra.

Chip is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the North Sound Community Orchestra, and teaches orchestra classes for the Bellingham Public School System.


 

Travis Sipher Bayshore Symphony, Mt. Vernon WAArtistic Director,Travis Sipher – 2012-2014

Bayshore’s second Artistic Director and Conductor (from 2012-2014) was Travis Sipher, who continued the work of our founder, to build a unified symphonic ensemble. Travis has a degree in cello from the music program at Western Washington University, where he recently completed his teaching degree. He served as assistant conductor of the Eugene Community Orchestra and has taught orchestra in area schools. Travis accepted a new position in Olympia, WA in 2014.


 

Kathleen BarracloughArtistic Director Emeritus, Kathleen Ash Barraclough – 2004-2012 – In Memoriam

Kathleen Ash Barraclough founded the Bayshore Music Project in 2004 and was its Artistic Director until 2012, bringing it to a remarkably high level of performance. Her skill and knowledge served the Music Project well. She was a professional violinist who performed nationally and internationally as a soloist with a number of orchestras and also was the founding director and conductor of two local youth orchestras.

Kathleen lectured on various topics including the music of Bela Bartok, baroque violin ornamentation, and the art of conducting. Bayshore was very fortunate to have her leadership and experience to guide us in our early years.

Bayshore Music Project Board Members

  • Shelley Ross, president and orchestra manager
  • Leilani Erps, secretary
  • Brian Gregory, treasurer
  • Brian Grimes
  • Arla Mae Freeman

 

Support the Bayshore Music Project & Bayshore Symphony

Your contributions, which allow us to purchase music, and
acquire rehearsal and performance space, are tax-deductible and
deeply appreciated. (You need not have a Pay Pal account
in order to use Pay Pal to make your contribution.)

Thank you for your support!

If you prefer to mail your donation, our address is:

Bayshore Music Project
17071 Wood Rd.
Bow WA 98232