Stephanie E Elkins

Stephanie Elkins is the host, producer and programmer of “Morning Classics,” and also works behind the scenes at WPR. Elkins has been with the organization since 2007, hosting “Simply Folk” from 2011 to 2016, co-hosting “The Midday” with Norman Gilliland from 2008 to 2010, producing “Music from Wisconsin” and hosting other classical programs. She has conducted hundreds of interviews with musicians in genres ranging from opera to Americana and served as WPR’s marketing director in 2009 and 2010.

Elkins has been active in shared governance on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, serving as an elected member of the Academic Staff Executive Committee from 2019 to 2024, and helped found the Committee for Academic Staff Issues at Wisconsin Public Media.

Before joining WPR, Elkins hosted “Musica Antiqua” for 10 years at WORT Radio in Madison and started in public radio at WDIY Radio in Allentown/Bethlehem, Penn. She is also a writer, editor and former print journalist. Elkins earned a BA in both political science and French, with areas-of-interest in music and Italian, from the University of Rhode Island. She did two years of graduate work in applied economics at the University of Central Florida and studied at the Sorbonne in France for a year. Elkins is also a vocalist, guitarist and mediocre pianist. Learn more about Stephanie at her personal website.

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