September 23, 2018

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




Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony

April 21, 2018

On Deck with Savannah Panah

Savannah Panah is a 21-year old soprano, and a junior at Portland State University.  Though she sings with the PSU Chamber Choir, her principal passion is opera. Savannah is one of the 8 winners of a spot on this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Debut concert, and she is currently singing the role of Miss Wordsworth… More

April 14, 2018

On Deck with Karlie Roberts

In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll get to know 17-year old violist Karlie Roberts. Karlie lives in Eugene, but she will be performing in Portland on May 4th – she’s one of the 8 winners of a spot in this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Debut concert.  (This year’s concert will take place at Trinity… More

April 7, 2018

On Deck with Tristan Deters

It’s not very often that Christa encounters a 12-year old as expressive and communicative as Tristan Deters. She first met him when he and his dad attended a Thursdays @ Three performance.   They were in the audience, watching Tristan’s cello teacher perform. After the concert, as Christa was chatting with them, she immediately sensed Tristan’s… More

March 24, 2018

On Deck with Anna Sipowicz

Anna Sipowicz is an 18-year old soprano; she sings with the Pacific Youth Choir and is a senior at Oregon Episcopal School.  As she prepares to graduate, Anna is unsure whether she’ll pursue music professionally. We’ll talk it out in this episode of “On Deck”:  why Anna loves music, why singing is important to her,… More

March 3, 2018

On Deck with Jared Goddard

Jared Goddard is a 16-year old trumpeter.  He performs with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. In this episode of “On Deck,” he opens up about how he used to be an introvert, and he tells us how music played a role in overcoming that. Additionally, Jared is very interested in robotics & coding, and he spends… More

February 24, 2018

On Deck with Lulu Raheem

Lulu Raheem is 17, and a cellist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.  Unlike many of her colleagues in MYS, Lulu started cello relatively late: at age 11.  In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll talk with Lulu about her sprint to ‘catch up,’ about perfectionism, and about why vulnerability is a good thing when it… More

February 10, 2018

On Deck with Isaac Chapelle

Isaac Chapelle is a 17-year old senior at Sam Barlow High School, where he participates in two choirs and was also recently cast in the role of Sky Masterson in the school’s production of “Guys and Dolls.”  As if that weren’t enough, Isaac sings with three groups within the Pacific Youth Choir. In this episode… More

February 3, 2018

On Deck with Alex Shenson-Collins

Alex Shenson-Collins is a 16-year old junior at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, and she sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. In this episode of “On Deck,” we’ll talk with Alex about an array of big topics: the bullying she experienced in middle school, performance anxiety, philosophy, and the importance of family in her life…. More

January 27, 2018

On Deck with Douglas Graham

Douglas Graham is a 17-year old cellist who performs with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and is a student of Nancy Ives.  When Douglas goes to college next year he wants to major in engineering, but has some very specific thoughts about how his life in music will make him a better engineer. Also in this episode of “On Deck,” Douglas will tell… More

January 13, 2018

On Deck with Tiana and Vivian Pham

Vivian (left) and Tiana Pham are teenage cousins who both play piano, and both take lessons at Ethos Music Center.  They are both students at Benson Polytechnic High School, and are both are interested in health occupations… but they say that music will always be a part of their lives.