I have lived in Oregon my whole life, and currently reside in the rural community of Laurelwood. I am a junior at Western Oregon University, where I am working towards a major in English and minor in music. While my goal is to one day become a grant writer for nonprofit organizations, I have always been drawn to music, and have played piano for most of my life, focusing on both classical music and jazz. The learning opportunities at All Classical Portland are endless, and I’m thrilled to be spending the next several months working with such an enthusiastic and passionate group of people.
In my down time I enjoy reading, taking naps with my dogs, and horseback riding. I occasionally ride competitively, but have also led horseback-guided wine tours through Oregon’s wine country.
I look forward to being a part of an environment that perfectly combines non-profit with quality music, and learning as much as I can during this internship.
Latest blog entries from Katherine Ljungqvist:
Since starting my internship with All Classical Portland, I have been given every opportunity to learn new things about classical music, radio, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to learning new skills at ACP, my love of writing has never been overlooked here, and I have been able to write a handful of blogs for All… More
The Audio-Visual Art of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
In my last blog I shared information about a few different abstract forms of music-making, from albums made of tree rings to Swedish cattle herding calls. Much in the same way that people from different parts of the world create meals unique to the ingredients found in their region, musicians from around the world are… More
The human race, as a whole, has made huge strides in technological advancements when it comes to how we make music. Just looking at the evolution of the piano gives us an idea of how far we’ve come – beginning with harpsichords, which could not sustain tones, and evolving into marvelous grand pianos that have sustain… More
On a recent episode of Thursdays at Three, Robert McBride spoke with the members of the Miró Quartet about how they analyze the music that they play. Violinist Daniel Chang explained that they, as a group, do not analyze music on a theoretical level so-to-speak, instead, they look at the construction of a piece to… More