FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe

December 13, 2017

Photo: McLane Harrington

After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in May 2015, I was very excited to join the All Classical Portland team. I received my degree in International Affairs and Music (flute performance). Though originally from Texas, I am a native of the pacific Northwest and hail from Vashon Island, Washington. My love for music began at a very young age. I fondly remember listening to The Phantom of the Opera and Beethoven cassette tapes in the car. My life as a musician began when my mother gave me a flute for Christmas when I was 8, and ever since then playing music has been my greatest outlet and my favorite pastime. I have played in wind bands and orchestras since grade school and am happy to have the opportunity to continue playing in the Portland area and to be a part of the music community. My interests outside of music are largely related to international relations, sustainable development, and environmental stewardship. In my spare time I enjoy reading, camping, baking, and traveling – and of course, playing music!

Latest blog entries from McLane Harrington:

Music and the Brain: Physiological Responses to Music

In this installment of Music and the Brain, we are going to explore a bit about why certain musical sounds elicit a physical response. Whether it be chills, a racing heart, relaxation or tears, most of us have experienced some sort of physical reaction to music at some point in our lives. According to the… More


Music and the Brain: Exploring Musical Preferences

If you ever find yourself listening to your favorite song or radio station and wondering why it’s your favorite, or what it is about a certain band that makes you adore it, or why you are turned off by certain styles of music – you are not alone! Music is undoubtedly an integral part in… More