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Blueprint Ensemble Arts and Theatre Initiative

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Singing & Choral Groups

Mission: Blueprint Ensemble Arts and Theatre Initiative (BEATI) is a Portland-based performing arts and choral organization with numerous ensembles under its banner, each rooted in a philosophy focused on harmonic fusion, musical versatility, and ensemble unity. The organization strives to expand the profile and appreciation of music and the performing arts in the Portland area, to make it accessible to everyone.

Target demographics: people of all ages

Geographic areas served: Portland Oregon

Programs: choral and performing arts

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Teresa M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blueprint Ensemble Arts is an amazing group of people who work hard to bring music performance and education to everyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Blueprint over 4 years ago and it has been a blessing to my life. The Blueprint community is full of support and compassion. Over the years, I have had many ups and downs but this choir has always stood by me with love and understanding.
The organization includes everyone who wishes to sing and perform. No matter what level you are in your singing journey, Blueprint helps you grow and learn. They make you feel welcome and important. The best part, they bring music to the community for free.

Josh L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is fantastic for musicians of all ages. From children to adults, Blueprint provides an outlet for singers to further their musical interests in a very welcoming setting. In addition, they provide multiple levels of commitment, allowing members to choose a casual experience, or to challenge themselves to improve both their ability and the group as a whole. Blueprint has provided me with an incredible chance to perform with an incredibly talented and passionate director and peers that want to succeed. It's also a great social opportunity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the group about a year and a half ago, and it's been an amazing experience.
I have a hard time putting myself in social situations with unfamiliar people, but I love singing too much to not seek out a choir. I found this group on Meetup, and one of the first things that appealed to me was that it was no pressure: if you wanted to audition you could, but if you didn't there were non-audition groups too.
The ensembles are so diverse that whatever style of music you're interested in, there's a group that does it: Classical? Contemporary? Memorized and choreographed?

I also love that in addition to making great music together, the group is very focused on being a community: there are regular organization-wide social events to get to know each other outside of "I sing in this ensemble/I sing this part".
I'm still relatively shy, but I'm slowly making good friends in this group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having tracked the progress of the organization as both a client and fan, it's amazing to see how it keeps getting more and more wonderful and fantastic! If you're looking for something great, check them out!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love attending their shows! Creative and unique. They do great work in the community.

Kerry M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization! The directors care so much about bringing quality choir music to audiences and members, and they fill a huge need for adult choir opportunities in the Portland area. My group has really challenged me so far while continuing to be super supportive. I'm so glad to be part of it!

Kristen I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found this choir on Craigslist five years ago and I’m so thankful. I’ve gone from not being able to read music to being able to sight read somewhat proficiently and have improved my vocal quality so much. While the music is amazing I have also met some of my best friends in this organization and the commradare is what keeps me coming back and working hard to improve!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group to sing with! All of the singers are very supportive of each other and rehearsals are always fun. Blueprint performs all sorts of different genres, so there's always something for everyone to enjoy singing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The two main things that make Blueprint terrific are the fantastic music and performance they do and how truly warm, welcoming, and friendly they are. Nothing like it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blueprint does such amazing work and has such flexibility, it really is a step apart, and they go above and beyond! You gotta love em!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blueprint is a wonderful place to sing, both for kids and adults! Affordable, fun, and enriching musical experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blueprint came and performed for our event. I have nothing but absolute gratitude for their professionalism and the quality of work. It is amazing being able to listen to them and would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a live performance to be added to their event or venue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blueprint Ensemble Arts and Theatre Initiative is an amazing Portland-based performing arts and choral organization. I am so glad that our city has a non-profit that expands the performing arts and music scene, focusing on making it accessible to people from all walks of life.