The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, or The Shedd Institute, is a performing arts company, cultural arts center, and community music school in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Located in downtown Eugene, The Shedd Institute has 3 performance venues, various community meeting rooms, and extensive music education facilities. It presents annually an array of culturally diverse festivals, concert series and educational programs that focus on, but are not limited to, American music in all of its forms and variations.
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The Shedd Institute's performance division currently manages 6 concert series: Oregon Festival of American Music (an August Festival, founded in 1992, dedicated to the classic American Songbook), The Emerald City Jazz Kings (the Institute's resident jazz and historic popular music ensemble, founded in 1997), the Now Hear This Presenting Series (founded in 2000), The American Symphonia (founded in 1997), The Magical Moombah (founded in 2001), Shedd Presents, and Jazz Party at The Shedd (founded in 2007).
The Shedd Institute's facility, locally known simply as "The Shedd", is located on the corner of Broadway & High Street in downtown Eugene. Formerly, the building housed the First Baptist Church of Eugene. A 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m square) building has 2 formal concert halls (the 816-seat Jaqua Concert Hall and the 175-seat Recital Hall), a multi-purpose 250-seat Great Hall, 2 dance studios, a library, and over 30 other community meeting rooms, classrooms and rehearsal spaces.