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Exploring Music Staff

Exploring Music Staff

Noel Morris

Noel Morris

Continuity Director

In 1994, Noel Morris began producing her first national broadcast, Indianapolis On-the-Air, with Raymond Leppard and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The show debuted on 186 stations, and has since grown to close to 300 stations.

Noel created Center Stage from Wolf Trap in 1999, an award-winning chamber music series featuring international talent. The shows feature a mixture of live performances from The Barns at Wolf Trap and CD recordings offering the finest in new music. In 2000, Center Stage exceeded 300 stations to become one of the most widely circulated music programs in public radio.

Noel's other productions include a series of two-hour broadcasts from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Noel has worked with Bill McGlaughlin and WFMT on Exploring Music since October 2003, and produced the program from its inception until 2008. Exploring Music focuses on one subject per week, offering an in-depth exploration of composers and compositions.

In October 2003, Noel made her debut as playwright with The Imagination Symphony's inaugural production "The Little Wizard," featuring actors from Chicago's Apple Tree Theatre Company.

Noel's radio announcing credits in Chicago include stations WBEZ, WNIB and WFMT.

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You have opened up the world of Classical Music to me, where previously, it seemed too complicated.
Steffen Demeter
This is simply one of the very best radio programmes in the medium!...The study of the people, the times, and the events that inform the music we otherwise enjoy and even, heaven forbid, take for granted, brings the entire world of the music and the composer to life.
Walther Davies
There isn't a program you broadcast on Exploring Music" that isn't of interest. I find them all engaging. It is a combination of variety of subject, intellectual curiosity and your obvious enthusiasm which characterize your satisfying programs.
Michael Sanders
It’s a great way to re-engage myself with consciousness before heading off to work.
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
Your show has helped open my mind and heart to this world of music, and every show I hear confirms my place in music and gives me new ideas for where I'd like to go with it in the future….I grew up with classical music as a child and always held it in my heart, but I didn't have the confidence to be a good student (or a good violinist.)
Christine Anderson
Listening to you is almost interactive.You invite us in with so many well modulated dramatic and informative comments, enticing, enthusiastic interpretations, and coherent, beautiful presentations. It's a privilege to follow you into the musical space you create.
Sally Rosenbaum
I just love this program. It is soothing and comfortable at the end of the day. I find his comments interesting, but they aren't so dragged out that there is very little music. The balance of both is just right.
Jean Quay
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