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RyanHeller

Ryan Heller – Conductor

Singing with Pride. Conductor Ryan Heller believes his chorus is the best-kept secret in town. While he might be biased, there is no denying the accomplishments that the Pride of

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Yaacov Bergman: Conductor

Yaacov Bergman isn’t so much a conductor as he is a semi-conductor. Tall and lanky, his presence energizes a room, rippling from his excited cadence when talking, to the tips

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Terry Currier: Music Millennium

On a warm, starry October evening, Terry Currier stood backstage at The Aladdin Theater, calmly chatting with the 2013 inductees into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. As one of

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Ryan Heller – Conductor

Ryan Heller – Conductor

Singing with Pride. Conductor Ryan Heller believes his chorus is the best-kept secret in town. While he might be biased, there is no denying the accomplishments that the Pride of Portland chorus has achieved in the past ten years under his leadership. Even though music was always a part of his life, Ryan didn’t consider […]

Yaacov Bergman: Conductor

Yaacov Bergman: Conductor

Yaacov Bergman isn’t so much a conductor as he is a semi-conductor. Tall and lanky, his presence energizes a room, rippling from his excited cadence when talking, to the tips of his wiry, grey hair. With roots in Israel, a home base in New York City, and a distinguished career in the Pacific Northwest, is […]

Terry Currier: Music Millennium

Terry Currier: Music Millennium

On a warm, starry October evening, Terry Currier stood backstage at The Aladdin Theater, calmly chatting with the 2013 inductees into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. As one of the OMHOF founders, he’s a perennial emcee for the event. The ease with which Terry interacts with some of Oregon’s most successful musical artists is […]

John Moen: Decemberists

John Moen: Decemberists

Drummer And Lead Singer Beyond the Decemberists Oregon native John Moen is probably best known for being the drummer and harmonizing vocalist with the Decemberists, one of Portland’s favorite indie rock bands. When the group’s fearless leader Colin Meloy announced in 2011 that the band would be on a long hiatus,Moen decided to take advantage […]

Laura Ivancie: Comes Out Riffing

Laura Ivancie: Comes Out Riffing

Portland singer-songwriter Laura Ivancie produces electronic riffs from her “Coming Out” EP. She’s transformed herself from a softly spoken folksinger with guitar in hand, to experimenting with (mixing) the succulent sounds of dope jams and fast beats. Laura is a worldly young gal, having traveled through South America and back. Not to mention, her grandfather […]

Calvin Walker: Legendary Musician

Calvin Walker: Legendary Musician

Calvin Walker has a long history as a drummer, singer, producer and music industry insider and confidant. In October of 2012, he was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame for excellence in all of those areas.

Mary-Sue Tobin: Multi-Talented Saxophonist and Bandleader

Mary-Sue Tobin: Multi-Talented Saxophonist and Bandleader

One reason that Mary-Sue Tobin is one of the most visible multi-genre saxophonists in Oregon is that she appears to be everywhere. It isn’t only the frequency of her appearances with multiple bands, but think about it, if you were in a club and looked at the bandstand and looked over the band, Mary-Sue Tobin would stand out.