Terrance McKnight : About

Airs weeknights at 7pm on WQXR.

Terrance McKnight is the weekday evening host on WQXR. He also hosted the former Saturday evening program, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, a show about musical discovery, which was honored with an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010.

McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

McKnight has hosted and produced several specials for WQXR including "I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes;" "A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.;" "A Musical Biography of Pioneering Pianist Hazel Scott" and "A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price."

Other activities for McKnight include appearances as a panelist or speaker with Chamber Music America, the Mellon Foundation, American Opera Projects and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's concert and lecture series, among other outlets.

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