Big Mouth Society has attracted and maintained a core group of musicians who combine in unique groups for rehearsals, salons and performances. There is no formula for these ensembles, and participating musicians are of varied levels and backgrounds. As a result, we are proud to be one of the most diverse collectives of artists in Portland with people from many age groups, cultural origins, genders, and worldviews represented. Our commitment to cultivating and celebrating this diversity is reflected in our wide array of innovative projects.
Big Mouth Society’s productions are primarily funded by our producing artists, with additional support from grants, community producers and ticket sales. We have cultivated a truly dedicated group of supporters who contribute talent, money and time to our difficult yet worthwhile projects. We have tripled our audience numbers and substantially expanded our program offerings in just three years.
Big Mouth Society builds on this collective approach by producing concerts featuring internationally-renowned professional musicians who perform with our ensembles and in special productions. Visiting soloists and composers also lead artistic skill-building workshops for studio members and the Portland community at large. We have anchored ourselves deeply in Portland while maintaining a global vision.