I am a transplant to the Pacific Northwest from Cincinnati, Ohio and discovering All Classical Portland when I first moved here was like being welcomed home. I have a Bachelor’s in Music Performance and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Louisiana State University. I am currently pursuing my MBA with a dual concentration of Arts Administration and Data Analytics with Southern Oregon University, and I am also working on my CPA license. My immersion into the world of classical music began in the womb as my mother was the second oboist for the Northern Kentucky Symphony (now renamed the Kentucky Symphony). She played well through her pregnancy with me and into my early years of life – I have faint memories of sitting in the front row of her rehearsals with the orchestra and with her woodwind quintet, completely enraptured with all the colors in the air around me. I have been searching for an opportunity like this internship with All Classical Portland since I graduated college. I have a solid amount of for-profit accounting experience at this point, but ultimately, I want to use those skills within my own musical community. I see this internship as an opportunity learn how to use my mixed toolbox of skills to help grow and manage an arts organization while fostering joy for classical music across the world.
Latest blog entries from Kelly Lantz:
Six Black Clarinetists To Know
The clarinet is one of the most ubiquitous and versatile instruments, has a wide range of natural habitats, from singing out through the symphony to famous jazz tunes. Our modern family of clarinets can be traced as far back as 1690 to a man named Johann Christoph Denner. At that time, there was another instrument… More
The Magic of Radio: Behind the Scenes with Chief Engineer Mike Alston
National Radio Day crackles to life on August 20th every year in the United States for us to celebrate the miracle of sound waves travelling to our ears from far and wide. The history of National Radio Day is about as fuzzy as an untuned radio though, with rumors of its beginnings lying somewhere in… More
Nine Fantastic LGBTQI+ Classical Music Groups in Oregon
LGBTQI+ pride in Oregon has a long history, dating back to 1975 when 200 people gathered in the South Park Blocks near Portland State University for what would be Oregon’s first Pride celebration. The creation of space for LGBTQI+ individuals has gone through countless evolutions both in Oregon and worldwide. In this article, we’re featuring… More
Nineteen Black Composers You Should Know
In this article, we highlight nineteen powerful voices in our musical community. Their voices and stories are essential parts of the tapestry of our musical lives. We invite you to carry their music and stories with you, today and every day. Photo courtesy of Chari Glogovac-Smith’s website
Trail-Blazing Trans Women of Color in Classical Music
In this article, we highlight three trans women of color who are turning the classical music world on its ear. May we learn from their stories and lift up their voices. Photo courtesy of the GLAAD website.