July 19, 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

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

September 30, 2017

On Deck with Vivian Britton

Vivian Britton is a 16-year old violist who Christa met at a summer music camp: YMA (Young Musicians and Artists).  She also performs with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Vivian is proud of her finger calluses as well as the mark the viola leaves on her neck. She also loves to head-bang to Mahler.

September 23, 2017

On Deck with Derek Lund

Derek Lund is a 16-year old bassoonist, and a junior at Reynolds High School. In this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians”, he’ll tell us why he got involved in music (spoiler: it was to meet girls) and why he’s decided to join both the Portland Youth Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony this year.

September 9, 2017

On Deck with Benjamin Frueh

We met violinist Benjamin Frueh this summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists, a residential music camp in Salem. At just 12-years old, Benjamin was appointed concertmaster of the YMA orchestra. In this episode of “On Deck”, we learn more about this young man, his passion for music, and his plans for his future. Below,… More

July 22, 2017

On Deck with Scott Hermanns

Scott Hermanns is a 17-year old high school senior who has a deep passion for both violin and acting. He definitely wants to pursue a career in the performing arts, just as his parents did.  (Scott’s dad, Don Hermanns, plays bass in the Oregon Symphony and his mom is pianist Susan Dewitt-Smith.) Scott is one… More

July 8, 2017

On Deck with Izzy Schulenburg

In the Fall Izzy Schulenburg will be a senior at Cleveland High School in Portland; she transferred there from Grant High School a year ago after experiencing anxiety as a result of bullying. As she’ll gladly tell you, music is Izzy’s life – she is both a clarinetist and a singer.  She’s quite a good… More