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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony
January 10, 2015
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
December 27, 2014
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.
December 20, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
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
December 6, 2014
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.
November 29, 2014
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
November 22, 2014
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.
November 15, 2014
16-year old Siena Mirasol plays an instrument that has an immense power to soothe: the harp.
In this episode of On Deck, Siena will give us a bit of a harp education (did you know it has 7 pedals? We’ll learn what they do!) and we’ll hear her play the Impromptu-Caprice by Gabriel Pierné.
November 8, 2014
This week we meet a 17-year old female tuba player. Emily Rumpca tells us about the physical challenges of being a 5' 3" tuba player. As women generally have smaller lung capacity then men, Emily also talks about how she manages to put the necessary air through this big instrument.
Emily is the tuba player in the Portland Youth Philharmonic and... More
November 1, 2014
For Annabel MacDonald, the flute has always just been something she’s been good at. (She is currently principal flute of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.) But after six transformative weeks at Brevard Music Center this summer, she now thinks about music in a whole new way. In this episode of On Deck, we’ll talk about her passion for music, playing through... More