Jacqueline Halbloom, now in her 14th year in classical public radio, currently serves as Iowa Public Radio’s producer and host of Symphonies of Iowa, Performance Iowa and Iowa Arts Showcase. In addition to her on-air duties, Jacqueline serves on the Friends board of UNI’s Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. A true lover of music and public radio, Jacqueline is indeed a great advocate for the fine arts in Iowa.
She brings to her work a background both practical and theoretical: Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Music Education, which she used as a teacher of orchestra students. As a player, she performed in the viola section of the Eugene Symphony, the Des Moines Symphony, and Cedar Rapids Symphony (now known as Orchestra Iowa). She is adequately familiar with the numerous slanders against the viola versus the violin. (Why is a viola more useful than a violin? Being larger, it burns longer). Even after many bad jokes, Jacqueline remains positive about music and public radio’s ability to enrich the lives of all who listen.
Jacqueline's favorite shows are University Concert and Choral Tradition.