Marilyn Cooley

Marilyn joined Colorado Public Radio as a classical music host in May of 2018, bringing nearly four decades of radio experience along with her.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in music, Miami University; master’s degree in music, Northwestern University.

Professional background:
Before joining Colorado Public Radio, Marilyn was an on-air host at Classical WETA in Washington D.C. for 33 years. There, she curated daily disc-to-air music shows, produced and edited special programming with high-profile classical musicians, and hosted the station’s online, all-vocal service, VivaLaVoce.org. Since beginning her career in 1980, Marilyn has worked at classical music stations across the country, including WGUC-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio and WBJC-FM in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to her hosting duties, Marilyn regularly produces web-based podcasts for both the National Philharmonic and the Boulder Philharmonic.

Beethoven wrote one opera, Fidelio. A 2003 production so captivated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she wrote a letter to the director.
The program photo of the Washington National Opera's  production of "Fidelio" at The Kennedy Center.The program photo of the Washington National Opera's  production of "Fidelio" at The Kennedy Center.