Robert Sherman


Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, recently celebrated his 56th anniversary with WQXR. Formerly Program Director and later Senior Consultant, he continues to produce and host The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase -- now in its 34th year on the station -- and since their inception, has hosted the Lincoln Center presentations of the annual the Avery Fisher Career Grants.  His popular and award-winning folk series Woody's Children, which began on WQXR is 1969, is now heard on WFUV. 

For more than forty years, Bob was a music critic and columnist for The New York Times and for nearly twenty served on the faculty of The Juilliard School.  A concert narrator with such esteemed ensembles as Canadian Brass, the United States Military Academy (West Point) Band and the Greenwich Symphony, he sits on the Advisory boards of many cultural  organizations, also serving them variously as competition judge, pre-concert lecturer, panel moderator and fundraising emcee.

Co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Classical Music and two best-selling books with  Victor Borge, he also joined with his brother, Alexander Sherman, to compile a pictorial history of their celebrated mother, pianist Nadia Reisenberg. 

At you can find our growing archive collection Robert Sherman's The Listening Room as well as the Great Artists series interviews, a few landmark editions of Woody's Children, and the shows listed below.


Robert Sherman appears in the following:

Happy Birthday Igor Stravinsky

Friday, June 15, 2018

Host Bob Sherman remembers Igor Stravinsky.


Surveying the Fall Season

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On tonight's McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase, a preview of some of the rising stars that we'll be featuring during the fall season.

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Beverly Sills

Sunday, October 26, 1980

Bob Sherman interviews and plays the music of Beverly Sills on the eve of her finale as a performer.

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Listening Room: Gunther Schuller

Wednesday, October 08, 1975

Composer Gunther Schuller discusses several compositions with Bob Sherman