Blueprint has everything from choral groups and instrumental ensembles to musical theatre and show choir groups. Ensembles perform a wide variety of works, with different groups specializing in different genres or eras. Some groups do only classic works, others do exclusively contemporary (rock/pop), and some do blended repertoire.
Coming from an assortment of musical backgrounds, singers and musicians share a common bond through devotion to musical quality, performance, and ensemble collaboration. Excellence is pursued in all aspects of the organization, and it seeks to develop both musicianship and fellowship on a foundation of unity, respect, and versatility.
To serve as many performing artists as possible — from those just starting out to those with a great deal of proficiency and training — the organization has many different ensembles, each fitting different genre types/blends, levels, backgrounds, experience levels, etcetera.
With that, each Blueprint performance provides a distinctive musical environment and features a large variety of genres, including time-honored classics as well as contemporary selections. From the shimmering purity of 16th-century polyphony to the complex harmonies of jazz to the stylistic rhythms of contemporary pop, the repertoire from group-to-group is extremely diverse and covers a wide range of eras and styles.
Currently, Blueprint ensembles rehearse out of the inner Northeast Portland area, in the Lloyd Center area.
Each ensemble rehearses once a week; as there are numerous groups, the time and day of rehearsals depends on the ensemble one participates in.
Organization Mission and Philisophy
Blueprint looks to expand the profile of theatre and music — both choral and instrumental — in the Portland area, and looks to help bring the medium to the forefront. The organization believes that in order for both choral music, instrumental music, and the performing arts to thrive, they must be accessible to all.
As such, Blueprint strives to provide complete access for all people who desire to experience great performances, whether it be instrumental, choral, or theatrical, as well those who want to rehearse/perform in a group setting, regardless of any factors or circumstances, economic or otherwise.
In that same arena, the organization endeavors to provide that same accessibility to those who desire to be a part of the organization, no matter what background, training, or experience, from those just starting out to those with a great deal of proficiency, from music professionals to those just starting out.
The organization is not grassroots-based; it is member-driven, meaning that our participants are the primary source of both the success and the sustainability of Blueprint. An independent organization, Blueprint has no societal or religious affiliations.
The heart of all Blueprint ensembles center around solid harmonies and technique, and strives to provide the opportunity for performers to progress their proficiency and artistry
Each Blueprint performance provides a distinctive musical environment and features a large variety of genres, covering wide range of eras and styles.
Blueprint places our strongest emphasis on team/ensemble development (versus soloistic work), with the belief that we are strongest when we are truly making art together.
Executive Development Director
Youth Operations Officer
Executive Operations Officer
Associate Conductors (Adjunct)
William D. Johnson