TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.
Through our programming and operations, we are committed to being a cultural living room open to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, disability status, geography, age and other forms of bias. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central values as we strive to foster inspired and creative community.
AMANDA STARK is our executive director and has been a musician, booking agent, publicist, artist manager, festival founder and record label operator for almost 30 years. She has a BA from the University of Victoria with a combined major in English Literature and History. Since 2010, she’s worked to elevate TOC’s profile nationally, expanding the spectrum of programs and performances, and leading capital campaigns to preserve and enhance the concert hall.
GINA'S work in the arts and non-profit worlds has a long history. She managed and promoted events for the illustrious Art Deco Society of California and the historic Sherman Clay Piano Company. Since arriving at TOC in 2010, Gina has connected with hundreds of organizations and forged wonderful community partnerships. She’s also a professional singer whose love of music and production blends perfectly in her work at TOC. Gina has a MA in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
AMANDA comes to TOC after 15 years working in cultural nonprofits. She has a Masters degree in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She combines her passion for history and management into her role as TOC’s new office manager. As a Portland native , Amanda has witnessed the evolution of this city and recognizes the value the of historic preservation in contemporary culture.
JULIANA comes to TOC with a diverse range of talents and more than 20 years’ experience in the Portland arts scene. A photographer, writer, and performer, she has worked with organizations ranging from PICA and Teatro Milagro to the now-defunct Anodyne Magazine and Gallery 8, a photographer’s co-operative. In the local music scene, she has made her mark with several venues and organizations in booking, promotion, artist management, production management and event coordination. She is excited to bring all of her skills and experience to her position as Events Director at The Old Church, to help the organization grow and evolve, while keeping alive the historic spirit of this cultural Portland gem.
EMILY OVERSTREET is the Director of Booking for events presented by The Old Church Concert Hall. She has over fifteen years of experience in the music industry, including nearly ten years of working for one of the top promoters in the country. She finds joy in curating unforgettable show experiences that cater to the specific architecture, lighting, and acoustics of the Old Church. She takes inspiration from the never -ending possibilities that are born from the widening landscape and diversity of art in Portland and beyond.
Director of Development
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THE VOLUNTEER BOARD of The Old Church plays an essential role in governance, fundraising, and strategy. Our board members have varied backgrounds including music, design, architecture, and management. And they’re all passionate about The Old Church.
SUSAN DEWITT SMITH
The Old Church humbly acknowledges that the Portland metropolitan area rests on the traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia (Wimahl) and Willamette (Whilamut) rivers.
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