About Classical With Alison Young
Prior to joining Minnesota Public Radio, Young served as an assistant producer for KUHF-FM in Houston for The Front Row and was host for KUHF's Sunday Afternoon Concert. She enjoyed a successful career as a concert flutist, performing as a guest with the Boston Symphony and with the Atlanta Symphony. An intrepid traveler, she has given recitals in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia while managing to climb a mountain or two in the process. She also served as the principal flutist with the Houston Ballet Orchestra.
Young began her broadcast life at Houston Public Radio answering phones during fundraising campaigns. While an illness cut her performing career short, she made a vibrant artistic transition, making the natural move to broadcasting. She says, "the intellectual stimulation of speaking with dancers, writers, artists, actors, and musicians is extremely rewarding." She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.