Kurt Hauswirth

Classical Music Programmer/Producer

Kurt lives in Marquette with his wife Abbey and son Graeme, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He was born in Marquette and has been a Yooper his whole life. He loves spending time with his family, writing and producing his own music, reading, running, and listening to any music that catches his ear. Kurt graduated from NMU in December 2009 with a degree in Music Education, specializing in Choral Music. He taught music at North Star Academy in Marquette, Messmer High School in Milwaukee, and worked as anaide at Marquette Senior High School. Since 5th grade, Kurt has sang solos and in choir, played trombone in band since middle school, and was in multiple musical ensembles and theatre productions at NMU where he was also a voice student of Dr. Robert Englehart. Kurt hopes to continue collaborating with fellow musicians and sharing his love of the arts with all our Public Radio 90 listeners. In addition to hosting and producing Classical Music programs, Kurt will present local arts and culture features as well as interviews with musicians, composers and authors. He’s the one to contact to schedule an interview. You’ll also see him around our listening area recording our regional classical music performances to air on Public Radio 90. Of course, he’ll also be joining us during our fundraising campaigns looking for listeners like you that help make everything possible.

Maggie Barch and Marissa Marquardson, members and co-founders of the TaMaMa Dance Company, stopped by our studios to talk about the upcoming dance performance of "Horizon," as part of the NMU Dance Showcase this February at the Forest Roberts Theatre.

Performances take place at the Forest Roberts Theatre starting Thursday Feb. 22 at 7:30pm.  Tickets and more information about the NMU Dance Showcase are on sale now through the NMU EZ-Ticket outlets, at nmu.edu/tickets.


Dr. Alex Jimenez will be the conductor for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra's annual Youth Concerto concert.  He serves as Professor of Conducting and the Director of Orchestral Activities at the Florida State University, and was the conductor of the “Shall We Dance?” Pops concert last season.  The youth concerto winner, Rong Sui, will perform Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto #2.  Ms. Sui is a piano major at the University of Michigan.  We spoke with Alex regarding the upcoming concert titled, "The Language of Love."


Alternative film group Gonzo Media at Northern Michigan University is screening the 1970 film "Performance," starring Mick Jagger this week.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Brandon Sanford, current president of Gonzo Media about what the group's focus is and what is on tap for the Winter 2018 semester lineup.

Gonzo Media meets every Thursday at 9pm in the Art and Design Building, Room 165.  More information about the group and upcoming film screenings here.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

calumettheatre.com / The Calumet Theatre

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Chris Trevino, Technical Director at The Calumet Theatre, about the next installment of the "Dinner & A Movie" Film Series, coming Friday, January 19th.  The film is "Elina," a 2002 film set in rural Sweden in the early 1950s, and involves a battle of wills involving Swedish and Finnish heritage.

The dinner starts at 6pm and the film begins at approximately 7:15pm.

Information on tickets and the buffet can be found here.

Marquette Arts & Culture Center / Lake Superior Art Association

An exhibit from photographer Michael Zuhorski is on display at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center until January 27th, 2018.  He stopped in to our studio to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about the exhibit, "Eyes Make the Horizon," which highlights Zuhorski's intention to create a body of photographs that respond to his sustained presence in the Northern Great Lakes.