Anya Grundmann has guided the launch and growth of NPR Music as a premiere award-winning destination for music discovery and innovative multiplatform journalism, in close partnership with 13 public radio stations and major NPR news programs.
Every month more than two and a half million people visit NPR Music online and on mobile devices and millions more hear music coverage on NPR's flagship radio programs. Popular features include All Songs Considered, First Listens, major festival coverage, live concerts and blogs covering classical, jazz, indie rock, latin alternative and music news.
Before the launch of NPR Music, Grundmann was Executive Producer of the NPR Music Unit, producing the national classical programs Performance Today, Symphony Cast and World of Opera.
She began her career at NPR as Associate Editor and then Supervising Editor of Performance Today, winning a coveted Peabody Award. As a Special Projects producer for NPR, she produced the series Creators at Carnegie, a multi-genre concert series from Carnegie Hall, featuring musicians from Brian Wilson, to Audra McDonald, Richard Goode and Youssou N'Dour.
In 2002-2003, Grundmann was a Fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University. For seven years, she co-Directed the NEA Institute for Classical Music and Opera writers, a professional development program for mid-career arts journalists.
She serves on the board of Dumbarton Concerts in Washington, D.C. and the board of the Children's Chorus of Maryland.