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From the Studio: Celebration of New Whitworth University Music Building

Whitworth University has been buzzing with excitement over the newly completed music building on campus.  To commemorate the event, they held an opening ceremony a week ago, and Verne had the chance to talk with several faculty members about their impressions and goings-on in the music department.  He started with Marc Hafso (choral) and followed with Judith Schoepflin (piano), Phil Baldwin (orchestra), Dan Keberle (jazz), and Rich Strauch (wind symphony).

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Interview with Judith Schoepflin
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Interview with Phil Baldwin
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Interview with Dan Keberle
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Interview with Rich Strauch

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.