Brian Newhouse

Immediate Past Chair; Vice President, Individual Giving, Minnesota Orchestra

Brian Newhouse was the managing director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s classical programming, including SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Pipedreams, and other programs that reached a national audience of four million 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. The creator of MPR’s 24-hour online Choral Stream, he’s also a proud board member of Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that gives voice to the choral field. 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 also hosted the Friday night live broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra heard regionally on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. He and his family live in St. Paul.

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