The UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program

Road Scholar is the new name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning and educational travel since 1975. Their programs offer in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning experiences for almost every interest and ability.

The University of Oregon is extremely proud to host the UO Oregon Bach Festival Program. UO Academic Extension, working in cooperation with Elderhostel, Inc. and the Oregon Bach Festival, began offering the program in the 1980s. The UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program will offer two sessions for 2014.

Overview and Highlights

The Oregon Bach Festival brings together musicians from around the world, under the direction of the new Artistic Director, Matthew Halls in celebration of the artistic legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach. The OBF includes masterworks from the Baroque era to present, even the occasional world premiere. The UO OBF Road Scholar Program blends concerts with classes and lectures by University of Oregon faculty and local independent scholars, and the Oregon Bach Festival's academic programming.

Housing and Dining Options

Road Scholar participants stay at the Phoenix Inn Suites of Eugene. The Phoenix Inn offers convenient proximity to the University of Oregon campus and downtown Eugene. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all Road Scholar Program participants are provided at the excellent UO dining services, noted for high quality food and wide variety of healthy meal options. Bus transportation is provided to and from most scheduled Road Scholar Program events and activities, outside of an easy walking distance.

Our program also offers a commuter option for folks that will not be needing local accommodation, but would like to enjoy the benefits of participating in the UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program.

Registration and Fees

Fees for the 2014 UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program include six nights accommodations, all meals, instruction, tickets to selected OBF performances, and group transportation to most scheduled activities.

To register for the 2014 UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program, visit the Road Scholar website at or call toll-free: 800-454-5768.

The 2014 UO Oregon Bach Festival Road Scholar Program #1850:
Double occupancy: TBA
Single occupancy: TBA
Commuter option: TBA
Contact Information
UO Academic Extension
Ruth Heller
Road Scholar
Elderhostel, Inc.
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston MA 02111