2018 Booklet

Brief history of how this 2018 version of booklet Ernest Bloch: Composer in Nature’s University came to be created.


In 2005, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts applied for a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. The page title read: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts / Remembering Superman on the Beach. In a publication of the Oregon Arts Commission: A Report on the 2006 Arts Build Communities Grants, June 2007, Remembering the Maestro of Agate Beach, “A Beach Community Celebrates the Arts — and a Composer Who Found Solace and Inspiration in Nature’s University” A copy of that publication can be found at the following link:


On page 6 of this publication we read: “In 2006, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts joined with community partners on an Ernest Bloch Retrospective that would foster a greater appreciation for the composer’s life and times, while furthering Newport’s vision “to be recognized as a city of the arts.” A concise booklet on Bloch’s life was created as part of the retrospective.” The attached 2018 version was produced for the dedication of the Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside, July 21, 2018.

*Publication history: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2018