November 15, 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

June 9, 2018

On Deck with E-Paul Chan

Emmanuel-Paul (“E-Paul”) Chan is an 18-year old flutist who believes that music brings him closer to his God. In his words, “music has allowed me to soar and has taken me to a place where anything is possible.”  He feels strongly that music is a way to bring people together and “share profound communion.”  We’ll… More

May 26, 2018

On Deck with Christopher Yoon

18-year old high school senior Christopher Yoon is a triple-threat:  he plays piano, cello & he sings in his high school choir.  As a pianist, he recently won a spot on next week’s Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concert (June 2nd & 3rd)… but that triumph wasn’t easily won.  We’ll hear Christopher talk about the… More

May 5, 2018

On Deck with Maddy Smith

Maddy Smith  is an 18-year old mezzo-soprano, and a senior at Jesuit High School.  She is one of the winners of a spot on this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Debut concert. Maddy wants to pursue a career in music AND human rights; we’ll talk to her about the formative moments which brought her to that… More

April 28, 2018

On Deck with Angie Jiang

Angie Jiang is a 16-year old pianist and one of the 8 winners of a spot on this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Debut concert (held May 4th in Trinity Cathedral). In addition to being a driven musician, she is also captain of her swim team, and is deeply invested in the “Mock Trial” team at… More

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