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 Young Musicians and Artists
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
October 25, 2014
17-year old high school junior Talia Dugan plays principal clarinet with the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
In this episode of On Deck we’ll learn the challenges of her instrument, and hear how playing in musical ensembles has boosted her confidence in herself. She also confesses to a deep love of all things Disney.
October 11, 2014
William Karceski is a 17-year old trombone player who was just appointed principal trombone of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. That leadership position has sparked his passion for classical music and he’s envisioning a career as an orchestral musician.
William proudly calls himself a “classical music nerd”, and is also an Eagle Scout. He spent the summer at Tanglewood, and will tell... More
September 27, 2014
In April of 2014, when he was just 12 years old, violinist Nicholas Dill won a spot in the Jewish Community Orchestra’s Concerto Concert. We’ll hear that performance --the first movement from Kabalevsky’s Violin Concerto— in this episode of On Deck.
Shortly after that big concert, however, in June, Nicholas broke his wrist and, while he heals, has been unable to... More
September 20, 2014
In this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians, we meet 17-year-old cellist Daniel Scoggins.
The big two passions in Daniel's life have been music and soccer. Daniel was the principal cellist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony last year, and has recently made the decision to give up soccer in order to spend his senior year focusing on his cello.
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September 13, 2014
17-year-old cellist Daniel Kim won first place in Oregon’s State Solo Competition this year; we’ll hear his winning performance of the finale to Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No.1 in this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians.”
Daniel also loves pop music (he named his cello “Shakira” after the curvy pop singer), and he is a proud Korean-American (who eats his mom’s... More
September 6, 2014
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On Deck has been profiling kids in the area since the Fall of 2013, and the show has tended to feature some of the most exceptional TEEN musicians in our community. This week, however, we focus on a couple of young boys –ages 7 and 11— who are just beginning their musical journey.
August 30, 2014
18-year-old PJ Hummelt plays the French horn … not an easy instrument to master. He’ll tell us how he perseveres and why he loves classical music.
PJ will also share stories about battling nerves as he plays principal horn in the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
August 23, 2014
15-year-old violinist Daniel Tang recently won second place in Oregon’s State Solo Competition with a pretty spectacular performance of Pablo de Sarasate’s “Gypsy Airs.” We’ll hear that performance and learn more about this talented young man in this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians.”