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November 27, 2014

David Salkowski

As an avid listener and devotee of classical music, I am excited to have the opportunity to intern at All Classical Portland, a vital and unique part of our community. As I venture into a life in the arts, All Classical is an ideal place for me to take part in an institution that does work which I am deeply passionate about: to curate the arts and provide great music to listeners for free. I look forward to learning more about the field of radio, programming, and the inner workings of non-profit arts organizations.

I am a rising senior at Lewis & Clark College, where I am pursuing a music major with studies focusing on composition and musicology, along with a minor in Russian Studies. I also perform actively on my primary instrument, tuba, as well as on guitar, and I have worked as a research assistant in both the Music and Russian Departments at Lewis & Clark. After my time at Lewis & Clark, I intend to pursue graduate studies in musicology and a vocation of teaching, learning, composing, and performing, and my present experience at All Classical will certainly figure as an important part of this journey.

Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, classical music was frequently in my consciousness, both from public radio and my mother’s piano playing. Upon relocation to Portland, I quickly became a fan of All Classical. I have been tuning in ever since, even during my semester in St. Petersburg, Russia, when I listened online, remembering how special our community is. I am delighted to spend this summer working with the people whose voices I have heard so many times, as well as the rest of the wonderful All Classical staff who contribute to the vibrancy of classical music here in Portland.

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