It's What Feelings Sound Like

Welcome to Columbia River Symphony

Hello CRS musicians and supporters.

     Hello CRS Musicians!  I truly do hope that this message finds all of you being healthy and safe.  


     As we wait to be able to celebrate music in person - Columbia River Symphony (CRS) founders and members would like to invite you to take part in a special musical offer. Whether you are a beginner, or have been dreaming of reacquainting with your favorite instrument, or are already an experienced player, this musical offer has fabulous opportunities for you to explore. Columbia River Symphony has been staying connected and in musical shape by utilizing the musical application ‘SmartMusic’. This program allows musicians to progress through exercises, learn musical pieces and play along with professionally recorded concert recordings. This highly supportive interactive musical application makes playing fun and enjoyable, builds confidence and skill and keeps your musical mind in shape.

     As we all wait out the pandemic related restrictions for large group gatherings for entertainment venues please consider contacting Cory Pederson (musical director) to take part in ‘SmartMusic’, as well as other virtual musical options. If this interests you, check out our website at ( and find out more about the Columbia River Symphony, and contact our director, via our email contact @ Music is good for the heart and soul, keeps minds bright and sharp, and the supportive community welcomes all people from any age and background. Who knows you may find yourself on stage someday!!!


Stay safe and healthy out there, and let’s keep in touch!

Take care,

Cory Pederson 

When we return from the current COVID-19 situation, we will be looking for NEW and returning musicians:  Please contact us at if you are interested in joining.  We are in need of string players (violin, viola, cello and double bass), as well as clarinet,  bassoon, & low brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba). We are accepting other positions as well, so please contact us about joining.  Thank you!

CRS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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