MELINDA WHITING edits publications, programs, and online communications at the Curtis Institute of Music. Previously she directed all of Curtis’s visibility, public relations, marketing, and branding strategies as vice president for communications from 2006 to 2012. Previously she was editor in chief of the bimonthly magazine of the League of American Orchestras, SYMPHONY, which won repeated ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism during her tenure.
Ms. Whiting has also enjoyed a long career as an award-winning broadcaster—planning, producing, and presenting classical music and arts programs and anchoring and reporting news on National Public Radio, WQXR–New York, WHYY–Philadelphia, and American Public Radio. She was a frequent host, producer, and editor on the daily public radio program Performance Today; produced a concert series from the Marlboro Music Festival; and was the radio voice of the New York Philharmonic and the Saint Louis Symphony. Recently she returned to the airwaves after a ten-year hiatus and can be heard as a classical music host on WRTI-Philadelphia.
Ms. Whiting sang professionally for 20 years with several early music ensembles in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. She serves on the board of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and formerly served on the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey.