Ward Jacobson

Ward Jacobson

Contributor, Classical MPR
Minnesota Public Radio
wjacobson@mpr.org

Ward Jacobson has enjoyed a radio career spanning over two decades as a morning show host and sportscaster, as well as producer/host of an interview program where he chatted with authors, musicians, politicians and newsmakers. He is also a past winner of the prestigious Marconi Award. Jacobson's love of classical music stems from a childhood influenced by his bass-baritone father and piano-teaching mother. While still a college student in Nebraska, he began singing with the Abendmusik Chorus and took part in concert tours to venues as varied as Englandís Lincoln Cathedral, the Vatican, Salzburg Cathedral, Auschwitz and Moscow. When not singing, he works to develop his guitar-strumming repertoire.

Ward Jacobson Feature Archive

Pat Burrell on deck
Classical music host and former baseball broadcaster Ward Jacobson ponders classical-music walk-up tracks for a lineup of baseball's greatest stars. (05/19/2015)
Paul Galbraith
Watching classical guitarist Paul Galbraith play can be a surprise for someone who has never seen him perform. He holds his instrument more like a cello than a guitar. But Galbraith says his unusual posture and specially designed instrument is ideal for the challenging transcriptions he performs. (03/25/2008)