July 20, 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

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.

January 6, 2018

On Deck with Ben Price

Ben Price is in 8th-grade and is co-principal oboist with two ensembles: the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Ben also takes lessons with two teachers (Dagny Rask Regan and Karen Wagner). Having won a concerto competition with the Oregon Sinfonietta, Ben will be performing a Haydn Oboe Concerto with that group on January 21. In this episode of… More

December 9, 2017

On Deck with Elora Ghosh

Elora Ghosh began singing Indian classical music at a very young age, and then migrated to “Western” music.  Now, as a 16-year old high school junior, she plays violin in the Portland Youth Philharmonic and she sings in the Pacific Youth Choir.  She is also passionate about volunteering, as well as being a force of… More

December 2, 2017

On Deck with Griffin Barbieri

16-year old high school junior Griffin Barbieri likes to stand out… and he was initially drawn to the tuba because it is big and flashy.  But we’ll hear him tell us that the key to being a successful tuba player in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony is learning how to blend in.  You can learn more… More