October 13, 2015

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



Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Jacob Laws

February 7, 2015

On Deck with Jacob Laws

Last December, Jacob Laws performed on Thursdays @ Three with the Pacific Youth Choir. In addition to singing with the choir, he also gave a solo performance of a gut-wrenching song by George Butterworth (“Is My Team Ploughing”). In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear that performance, and learn more about Jacob’s winding path from violin, to horn, to voice.... More

Samuel Zacharia

January 31, 2015

On Deck with Samuel Zacharia

Violist Samuel Zacharia is 15 years old and has already won solo competitions with both the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear a portion of his performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto with the PYP last spring. Samuel has also attended Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program for the last two summers, and... More

Theodora Mautz

January 17, 2015

On Deck with Theodora Mautz

In addition to holding down a rigorous academic schedule, 18-year old Theodora Mautz plays piano and sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. She tells us that she makes room in her life for music because she seeks a feeling of “zal” – that’s a Polish word Chopin used for his music which explains that soaring, aching feeling –goosebumps— that you... More

Jonathan DeBruyn

January 10, 2015

On Deck with Jonathan DeBruyn

21-year old violinist Jonathan DeBruyn recently won the Oregon Sinfonietta’s concerto competition; listen in and get to know him before he plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with that group on January 18. In this episode of On Deck, Jonathan talks frankly about being diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma a decade ago, and he will play for us a piece called "Mysticus" that... More

Barry Fowler

December 27, 2014

On Deck with Barry Fowler

17-year old Barry Fowler loves classical music. He plays viola with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, though he originally started his musical journey with the violin. In this episode of On Deck we’ll chat about Barry’s passion for the viola and learn about a time in his life when he fell out of love with classical music.

Mat McLaughlin

December 20, 2014

On Deck with Mat McLaughlin

18-year old bassoonist Mat McLaughlin is in his first year at Clark College, trying to figure out what to do with his love of classical music. He understands that becoming a performance major is risky career-wise, but he loves the bassoon too much to give it up. Mat plays with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and in fact is one of the... More

Josh Hauser

December 13, 2014

On Deck with Josh Hauser

In this episode of On Deck we'll get to know a young singer, dancer and actor. His name is Josh Hauser.  He hopes to not become a professional performer, though, but is rather pursuing music therapy as a career. Josh will be singing –and directing one of his own arrangements- with the Pacific Youth Choir on December 21, but you can... More

Anna Louise Martin

December 6, 2014

On Deck with Anna Louise Martin

16-year old Anna Louise Martin is an aspiring opera singer and a Type-1 diabetic. In this episode of On Deck we’ll talk with Anna Louise about the things her diabetes prevents her from doing, as well as the things it impels her to do – such as organizing a January concert to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Lauren & Emily Kim

November 29, 2014

On Deck with Emily & Lauren Kim

In this episode of On Deck, we meet a set of 16-year old twins: Emily Kim (right, in photo) and her sister Lauren Kim. Emily plays the violin (we’ll hear her perform Fritz Kreisler’s “Tambourin Chinois”) and Lauren plays the cello (she’ll play Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo capriccioso”). Though they play different instruments and go to different high schools, they are both members... More

SFYCA 2006

November 22, 2014

On Deck at the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy

For the last 17 summers, the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy at the Oregon Bach Festival has been shaping the lives of high-school aged singers from across the country. In this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians we visit with students, faculty and the Choral Academy’s Director Dr. Anton Armstrong, to learn what makes the SFYCA such a magical experience. One... More