Judy Wagley

Host, Afternoon Classical Music

Judy is the newest addition to WCMU, joining the staff in December 2018. As producer and host of “Afternoon Classical Music,” she wants to share her life-long love of classical music with listeners, and have some fun along the way! She is also the producer of “Central Stage.”

Judy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music History, and has worked at public and commercial radio stations in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio and Grand Rapids and Gaylord, Michigan. Before moving to Mount Pleasant, she was a writer/photographer for the Gaylord Herald Times.

Judy Plays French horn in the Northern Michigan Brass Band, Central Michigan Area Concert Band and Gateway Band. She is an avid swimmer and gardener, and insists that plants—like people—thrive when they listen to classical music.

Ways to Connect

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Canadian Brass will perform March 15th at 4PM at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

Judy Wagley

Recently I spent some time with the Jolly Hammers and Strings, a group of traditional music enthusiasts. 

During the 1940’s, the renowned piano company Steinway and Sons contributed to the war effort bylaunching the “Victory Vertical Project.” Steinway’s specially designed “G.I. pianos” provided morale-boosting entertainment for the troops fighting overseas in World War 2. Dr. Gary Pedersen, professor of piano at Eastern Michigan University, presented the story and music recently at theCentral Michigan University School of Music. 

Dr. Kennen White, professor of clarinet, and Dr. Joanna Cowan-White, professor of flute at the Central Michigan University School of Music, regularly perform together as the “Crescent Duo.” Recently they celebrated the release of their latest CD “Flute/Clarinet Chronicles.”