Stephanie Elkins is the host and producer of Simply Folk on Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Simply Folk airs on WPR's Ideas Network and on its News and Classical Music Network. Stephanie is also a classical announcer heard on a variety of WPR programs; she is a former host of Saturday Afternoon Classics and The Midday with Norman Gilliland.Listen to WPR online. Stephanie is an amateur singer and guitar player with a love of folk, renaissance and baroque music, and has been a music host on Wisconsin Public Radio since March 2007. Read the Radio Waves interview with Stephanie. Read the Americana Gazette interview with Stephanie. On Simply Folk, Stephanie plays a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music, interviews Wisconsin and national performers and hosts a monthly listener request show.
Stephanie is passionate about listener-supported radio and was a ten-year host of Musica Antiqua, heard Sunday mornings in Madison, Wisconsin on WORT-FM 89.9-FM. She started in radio at WDIY-FM in Allentown/Bethlehem, PA.
Stephanie was WPR's Interim Marketing Director for 15 months in 2009 and 2010. Before joining WPR, she was the co-founder and VP of Operations for Broadjam Inc., a Madison-based company that serves the music industry and independent musicians around the world.
Stephanie has performed on NBC's Today Show with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, has sung with the Festival Choir of Madison, sang the role of the Shepherd in a Madison Opera production of Tosca, and loves one-on-a-part ensemble singing. Recordings include two on the Dorian label with the Bach Choir, two with the Festival Choir and four for Alfred Publishing.
Stephanie has also served on the boards of the Madison Early Music Festival and Madison Opera.
Stephanie earned a BA in 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.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys outdoor photography. Email her at email@example.com.Stephanie's personal website
"I love to sit around a campfire with friends and family -- guitars and percussion in hand -- singing songs from the sixties and seventies in harmony, making up blues on the spot, and singing kids' songs with enthusiasm."
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