45th Parallel is a community-focused chamber music organization. Founded in 2009, 45th Parallel produces chamber music concerts featuring exemplary musicians of the Pacific Northwest with occasional guest artists. Creative programming and intimate concert experiences are hallmarks of 45th Parallel. In 2013, 45th Parallel began a music residency at Alice Ott Middle School in outer SE Portland. The ongoing residency exists now as a collaboration between 45th Parallel and the Oregon Symphony.