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Tom Huizenga
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Tom Huizenga

Music Producer

Tom Huizenga is a music producer, reporter and blogger for NPR Music.

He is a regular contributor of stories about classical music to NPR's news programs and co-hosts NPR's classical music blog Deceptive Cadence.

Joining NPR in 1999, Huizenga spent seven years as a producer, writer and editor for NPR's Peabody Award-winning daily classical music show Performance Today and for programs SymphonyCast and World of Opera.

He's produced live concerts, including a radio broadcast of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess from Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center and NPR's first classical music webcast from the Manhattan club (Le) Poisson Rouge, featuring the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet. He's also asked musicians to play in unlikely venues, such as cellist Alisa Weilerstein playing Bach at the Baltimore Aquarium. He's written and produced radio specials, like A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico, broadcast on stations around the country.

Huizenga's radio career began at the University of Michigan, where he hosted opera, jazz, free-form, and experimental radio programs at Ann Arbor's WCBN. As a student in the Ethnomusicology department, Huizenga studied and performed traditional court music from Indonesia. He also studied English Literature and voice, while writing for the university's newspaper.

Huizenga took his love of music and broadcasting to New Mexico, where he served as music director for NPR member station KRWG, in Las Cruces, and taught radio production at New Mexico State University.

Huizenga lives in Takoma Park, Md. and in his spare time writes about music for the Washington Post and overloads on concerts and movies.

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The new album by The Knights includes the debut recording of Azul, the cello concerto written for Yo-Yo Ma by Osvaldo Golijov. Shervin Lainez/Warner hide caption

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Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski's new album, Fantasies, features music by Mozart and Schumann. Warner Classics hide caption

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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

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Aubrey Allicock (right) portrays boxing champ Emile Griffith in his prime, along with Andrew McLaughlin, in Terence Blanchard's Champion, at Washington National Opera. Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24. Andrew Musson hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Holger Kettner hide caption

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