Melinda Whiting

Classical Host

Classical Host Melinda Whiting is senior editor at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has been at Curtis since 2006, and for a decade previously she was editor in chief of Symphony, the magazine of the League of American Orchestras, where she won repeated ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism.

She has enjoyed a long career as an award-winning broadcaster, creating and hosting classical music programs, and anchoring and reporting news on National Public Radio, WQXR–New York (working with Gregg Whiteside and Kevin Gordon), WHYY (as classical host, producer, and arts reporter), and American Public Radio. From 1982 to 1984 Melinda was at WFLN (with Dave Conant); she was the first woman broadcaster there. She has been the radio voice of the New York Philharmonic and the Saint Louis Symphony; was a frequent host, producer, and editor on the daily public radio program Performance Today; and produced a concert series from the Marlboro Music Festival.

Melinda sang professionally for more than 20 years with several early music ensembles in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. She is a board member of Network for New Music and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia. 

Hear Melinda during classical hours as a substitute host.