Adam EcclestonArtists in Residence (AIR) is a program designed to foster creative and professional growth for emerging and established artists of any artistic medium, with music as a primary program focus. Launched in 2019, Artists in Residence provides selected young (age 13-20) and professional creatives with access to All Classical Portland’s world-class facilities, global platform and studio time. Artists also enjoy opportunities to expand and deepen engagement with audiences, which can include on-air performances or interviews on Thursdays @ Three or other All Classical Portland programs, appearances at station events and concerts, and features on special regional and/or nationally syndicated broadcasts.

Artists are encouraged to pursue innovative, creative research projects and to publish related articles about their work and findings through All Classical Portland’s wide-reaching platforms. A scholarship is awarded to assist the individuals in their projects, performances, and continued studies. In addition, All Classical Portland will present each artist in a recital or similar showcase during their residency. The residency is designed to support artists in pursuit of new projects and ideas, and to empower them to take creative risks.

Natalie Tan

Artist in Residence candidates can be nominated by All Classical Portland staff and advisory committees, or interested artists can apply. Members of the community are encouraged to submit nominations for artists as well.

Selection of the Artists in Residence will be completed by All Classical Portland staff with input from the current AIR, and will be based on: merit of previous work, the ability to serve as an ambassador for All Classical Portland, a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the arts, and a desire for deeper involvement in the local community.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest explaining a potential project or idea that could be accomplished as Artist in Residence or Young Artist in Residence. Applications and nominations can be sent to: Kristina Becker at

Deadline for 2021 Artists in Residence applications: November 1, 2020
. Each residency is a one year term, running from January through December.

All Classical Portland’s 2020 Artists in Residence:

Adam EcclestonAdam Eccleston, Professional Artist in Residence

Adam Eccleston is an accomplished flutist of international renown dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in classical music. As a soloist, Adam Eccleston has appeared with several orchestras around the United States and Europe, and has performed in venues such as the Kurhaus Wiesbaden in Germany and Jordan Hall in Boston. Adam draws musical inspiration from his Caribbean and Panamanian heritage. He works extensively with MESDA group, a non-profit organization active in underdeveloped countries around Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Eccleston serves as the Director of the BRAVO Cesar Chavez Wind Program and is also co-founder of the duo From A to Z with Mexican-born guitarist Zaira Meneses.Adam Eccleston playing flute

“I’m still in awe that All Classical has seen how passionate I am about music and teaching. I’m forever grateful to use this incredible platform to further my music endeavors and to share it with everyone.” – Adam Eccleston, flutist

Blog written by Adam Eccleston: Adam Eccleston shares personal reflections on his favorite music by Black and Brown composers

Natalie TanNatalie Tan, Young Artist in Residence

Natalie Tan is a senior student at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. She has studied piano for eleven years and is currently a student of Linda Barker. Natalie is a two-time winner of MetroArts Inc.’s Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert (2017 & 2020), and winner of the 2017 PYP Biennial Piano Concerto Competition. Natalie serves on Jesuit High School’s mock trial team and is in her fourth year as an intern at OHSU. In addition to her passion for music, Natalie loves to travel, discuss science and policy, and analyze literature. The collaboration between All Classical Portland and Metro Arts, Inc. for its Young Artist in Residence program is in its second year. MetroArts, Inc. is a non-profit Natalie Tan playing pianoorganization dedicated to promoting life-long learning through the arts.

“I have grown up listening to All Classical and it has been my source of inspiration and comfort for many years. I am excited to be a part of this community which is so integral to Portland’s identity and strives to give so much of itself for its listeners.” – Natalie Tan, pianist

Blog written by Natalie Tan: Classical Music to Study to

Young Artist in Residence, Natalie Tan, was selected in partnership with Cognizart by Metro Arts Inc., through the Young Artists Debut! 2020 Competition.

All Classical Portland launched the Artists in Residence program in 2019.
Here’s a look back at our past Artists in Residence.

2019 Artists in Residence

Pianist Hunter NoackHunter Noack, Professional Artist in Residence: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, integrates literature, visual art, dance, theater and design in his presentations of classical music. Through the IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild outdoor concert series he brings a 9-foot concert Steinway into the wild where state and national parks, historic sites, and other spectacular locations replace traditional concert halls. Listening to the live music through wireless headphones, the audience is free to wander through the landscape. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt competition in 2011, Noack holds degrees from Guild Hall (London), University of Southern California, and San Francisco Conservatory.

Taylor Yoon Playing the celloTaylor Yoon, Young Artist in Residence: Taylor is a junior and a principal cellist at Lakeridge High School. Taylor and her older sisters perform as the “Yoontrio”, often raising funds to support local charitable causes. In 2017, Taylor helped establish a nonprofit organization called Olivenbaum in an effort to bring all people together in peace and harmony. Winner of Oregon Cello Society Scholarship Competition in 2010, and Trula Whelan Concerto Competition in 2011 & 2014, Taylor currently studies with Mr. Ken Finch. In partnership with Metro Arts Inc.