May 22, 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



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Additional support comes from Young Musicians and Artists

Sylvia Romero

August 16, 2014

On Deck with Sylvia Romero

In this episode of "On Deck" we’ll meet the youngest musician to have been featured on the show: 11-year-old Sylvia Romero. (Just because she’s young doesn’t mean she’s quiet and shy, though – Sylvia is hilarious and is always performing.) Incredibly passionate about ALL the arts, Sylvia is studying opera with Hannah Penn and ballet at the Oregon Ballet Theater. Sylvia will... More

Olivia Langley

August 9, 2014

On Deck with Olivia Langley

Olivia Langley is an 18-year old oboist and singer, who also studies epigenetics and loves Marvel comic books. In this episode of On Deck we’ll meet Olivia and hear what it was like for her to have been thrust into the spotlight as an English horn soloist for Dvorak’s "New World" Symphony earlier this year. Olivia plays with the Portland Youth... More

Geetha Somayajula

August 2, 2014

On Deck with Geetha Somayajula

Geetha Somayajula just graduated from Westview High School and is headed to USC’s Thornton School of Music in the Fall to pursue choral music. Her musical journey began at the age of 7, though, when she started singing Indian classical music. Meet the ambitious, multi-faceted Geetha Somayajula in this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians. In this segment we’ll hear... More

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July 26, 2014

On Deck with Jimmy Brown

18-year-old Jimmy Brown just graduated from Reynolds High School, and just aged out of the Portland Youth Philharmonic –where he played viola- and the Pacific Youth Choir –where he sang baritone. In this episode of On Deck we’ll talk to Jimmy about what’s next for him: attending the University of Oregon this Fall to study music education. Music in this episode... More


July 5, 2014

On Deck at Bravo Youth Orchestras

Bravo Youth Orchestras is an organization which this year implemented the “El Sistema” method of music education in North Portland. For the past school year, Bravo has been in action at one of the city's poorest elementary schools, and in this episode of "On Deck" we’ll listen in to the progress these young kids have made, and hear how music is... More

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June 28, 2014

On Deck with Maeve Nagel-Frazel

14-year-old violinist Maeve Nagel-Frazel just completed her final year at Sunnyside Environmental School – a "K-through-8" school which requires all graduating 8th graders to write and deliver a speech which explores a topic they care deeply about. Maeve chose to speak about her love of classical music. In this episode we'll hear her read this moving speech. Maeve’s school (Sunnyside Environmental)... More


June 21, 2014

On Deck with Nathan Kim

14-year-old pianist Nathan Kim recently performed solo in Carnegie Hall. We’ll ask him about that experience, and hear the piece he played: Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15. Nathan is very methodical, loves math, and is also really into Sherlock Holmes. You can read more about Nathan at Oregon Music News and The Newberg Graphic.

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June 14, 2014

On Deck with Forrest Palamountain

Forrest is 18, and is just graduating from high school. He will be attending Northwestern University in the fall to double-major in violin and “Mid-East, North African Studies.” Forrest is very interested in politics (which he discusses at length in this episode), and he’s even toying with the idea of a future political career. Music featured in this segment includes “Ashokan Farewell”... More

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May 31, 2014

On Deck with Maia Hoffman

At just 17, Maia Hoffman already has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name: she is co-principal of the viola section in the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and this summer she won the honor of attending the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute. She was also accepted into this summer’s Viola Institute at Interlochen. Over the course of this episode of On... More

Cammie Lee

May 24, 2014

On Deck with Cammie Lee

Cammie Lee is a 13-year-old 8th grader, and is the Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster at MYS. She will be performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony on June 7. In this episode of On Deck we'll hear how Cammie deals with the nervousness that accompanies such a big performance, and we'll also hear her talk about the science... More