October 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

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

November 25, 2017

On Deck with Kai Bryngelson

Kai Bryngleson is a 15-year old violinist who –last year, at the age of 14– left his home and parents in Patagonia to further his musical education in Portland.  He’s now studying with Oregon Symphony violinist Vali Phillips and is co-concertmaster of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. We’ll get to know more about this brave young man… More

November 18, 2017

On Deck with Hailey Kang

Hailey Kang is a 15-year old cellist who plays with her orchestra at Tualatin High School, and she has also been a member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony for 7 years. Hailey has a competitive drive, and it has paid off:  she has won concerto competitions with the Jewish Community Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony,… More

November 4, 2017

On Deck with Noah Kurzenhauser

Noah Kurzenhauser is a 17-year old singer (with the Pacific Youth Choir) and pianist whose goal in life is to enter politics. He has already interned with a Representative in the Oregon State Legislature, and is planning to pursue degrees in Political Science and Public Policy. In this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians,”… More

October 21, 2017

On Deck with Jude Dow-Hygelund

Jude Dow-Hygelund is a 12-year old pianist from Junction City, Oregon.  Christa met him over the summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists. Jude was one of the winners of that camp’s concerto competition, which gave him the honor of performing as soloist with the YMA Orchestra. In this episode of “On Deck” you can… More

October 14, 2017

On Deck with Mariana Ramirez Godinez

Mariana Ramirez Godinez is an 18-year old singer and violinist. Christa met her over the summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists, a summer camp at Willamette University.  Mariana was a counselor there, and a member of the YMA Choir. Mariana loves classical music, but her involvement with it is due largely to her participation… More