Brad Althoff

Managing Producer for National Classical Programs
Minnesota Public Radio

Brad Althoff is the Managing Producer for National Classical Programs, a portfolio of programs that includes Performance Today, SymphonyCast, Pipedreams, the Composer's Datebook and the holiday portfolio of programs. Highlights from his career at APM include producing the live American broadcast of Last Night of the BBC Proms (2005-2011), The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra live from Vienna, Austria, the gala opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (2012) and winning both a Gabriel Award and NY Festival Award for All is Calm (2010). Althoff attended the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) where he earned degrees in Music and History. He went east to Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) for a Master of Music degree and returned for further graduate work at the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University (Minneapolis).

Brad Althoff Feature Archive

wedding at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Musician (and MPR producer) Brad Althoff provides his recommendations of seven pieces that can enhance your walk down the aisle and make your wedding all the more memorable. (04/25/2015)
wedding recessional
The recessional is the icing on the cake at a wedding ceremony. If you're planning a wedding, Classical MPR's Brad Althoff offers his musicians point-of-view on five pieces that will mirror your happiness and make it easy to smile as you walk in time past your friends and family. What's more, they're pieces you might not have heard at every other wedding you've ever attended. (03/31/2015)
musicians pov at a wedding
Wedding music can range anywhere from intimate to epic. Likewise, there are an infinite number of instrumental combinations that can make your big day special. Classical MPR's Brad Althoff shares the top five instruments for weddings. (02/12/2015)