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December 09, 2016

on-deck

Each Saturday at 5 All Classical Portland celebrates what’s next in our community, with profiles of young musicians and explorations of musical opportunities for young people in the northwest.

If you know of a young musician who should be profiled On Deck, email Christa Wessel at christa@allclassical.org

 

 

 

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Katherine DesCamp-Renner

December 3, 2016

On Deck with Katherine DesCamp-Renner

Katherine DesCamp-Renner is a 17-year old high school senior who credits her choir with saving her life. In the depths of depression, what kept Kat going was singing with her friends in the Pacific Youth Choir.  She also loves cross-country running because it “gets her out of her head and into her body.” In this… More


Colin Crandal

November 26, 2016

On Deck with Colin Crandal

Colin Crandal is a 17-year old senior at Beaverton High School.  He is VERY involved in music (he plays percussion in marching band, with his wind ensemble, and with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, as well as playing in his school’s jazz band.)  He has spread himself thin over the years but is now focusing exclusively… More


Grace Hermes

November 19, 2016

On Deck with Grace Hermes

Grace Hermes is a 17-year old senior at St. Mary’s Academy.  She sings with the Pacific Youth Choir as well as with her school choir (“The Marians”) and performs in school musicals as well. Grace feels –particularly in these turbulent times- that art and music can change the world. In this episode of “On Deck”… More


Cammie Lee, Christa Wessel, and Isabelle Zheng

October 29, 2016

On Deck with Project Prelude

Project Prelude is a new non-profit started this summer by two high school juniors at Catlin Gabel School.  Violinist Cammie Lee (who plays with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and has been a frequent regional competition winner) and flutist Isabelle Zheng (who is the co-principal flute at Portland Youth Philharmonic) saw an absence of elementary school music… More


Michail Thompson

October 22, 2016

On Deck with Michail Thompson

Michail Thompson is 16 years old.  He’s the principal trumpet player in the Portland Youth Philharmonic, he plays jazz at the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and is the band president at Grant High School.  In his role as band president, Michail hopes to find a way to make the Grant student body realize that going to a… More


Evan Llafet

October 15, 2016

On Deck with Evan Llafet

Evan Llafet is a 15-year old violinist, and a sophomore at Mountain View High School in Vancouver. He plays with the Portland Youth Philharmonic and is seriously considering a career in music.  In this episode of “On Deck” Evan frankly discusses that chosen career path, and how unrealistic it might turn out to be. And, in… More


David Chen

October 8, 2016

On Deck with David Chen

David Chen is a 16-year old junior at Sunset High School.  He has also been a member of the Pacific Youth Choir for 10 years.  Singing is obviously a huge part of his life, and in this episode of “On Deck” we’ll learn about two of his other passions and how they intertwine: David is part… More


Eva Stoumbos

September 24, 2016

On Deck with Eva Stoumbos

Eva Stoumbos is an 18-year old double-bassist who chatted with Christa this summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists. During the interview, Eva revealed that in addition to classical music, she loves jazz and bluegrass, too. In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll hear how Eva fell in love with the bass, and learn about her… More


Jesse Fuller

September 17, 2016

On Deck with Jesse Fuller

Jesse Fuller is a 15-year old sophomore who is doing interesting things with his cello.  He uses looping pedals to create on-the-fly, improvised compositions that sound like a cello ensemble…  when in fact, the music is being made by only him. Jesse’s music is new and fresh, but he’ll be the first to tell you… More


Joseph Folwick

September 10, 2016

On Deck with Joseph Folwick

Earlier this summer, Christa Wessel visited YMA, Young Musicians and Artists –a two-week residential summer music camp— and met a number of remarkable teenage musicians.  This week we’ll get to know 16-year old clarinetist Joseph Folwick, who was one of the winners of the YMA concerto competition. Here’s a link to Joseph’s GoFundMe page.  Joseph was… More