Brian Newhouse

Brian Newhouse is the Managing Director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s classical programming, including SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Pipedreams, and other programs that reach more than three million radio and online listeners each week. He holds degrees in voice and English from Luther College, and had an active professional singing career alongside his work in radio, a passion that gave rise to his creating MPR’s 24-hour online Choral Stream. He and his MPR colleagues have innovated a program of outreach and music education for Minnesota schoolchildren that in the past five years has served over 130,000 students across the state. He won a Peabody Award for writing the radio documentary The Mississippi: River of Song, and he’s the author of the memoir, A Crossing. He and his family live in St. Paul.

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