Judith Krummeck


Judith Krummeck — broadcaster | writer | immigrant


Judith Krummeck has been WBJC’s evening drive-time host since 1998. Before immigrating to the United States, she was the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, where she also presented live symphony concerts for SABC-TV. Judith was given the Praise Singer Award for her arts programming from South Africa’s Foundation for the Creative Arts, and she has twice been named Baltimore’s Best by Baltimore Magazine. Judith was a drama and history of art major at the University of Cape Town, and she was a professional actor in Cape Town before turning to broadcasting. She also holds a history of music qualification from the University of South Africa and an  MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of Beyond the Baobab, a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. Her biographical memoir, Old New Worlds, which intertwines her immigrant story with that of her great-great-grandmother, was a finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards.  As a teacher, Judith has lectured at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and for the Odyssey and Osher programs at Johns Hopkins University. Judith lives in Baltimore City with her husband, Douglas Blackstone, a musician and attorney.

Judith can be reached at jkrummeck@bccc.edu

You can link to Judith’s website here: http://judithkrummeck.com


Judith’s Articles:

Music is Life
The Food of Love

Different Eyes and Ears
“In sweet music is such art…”

recent posts:

  • BookNotes Review September 2023

    The Fraud Zadie Smith The Vaster Wilds Lauren Groff Land of Milk and Honey C Pam Zhang Elon Musk Walter Isaacson  

  • Douglas Buchanan celebrates 10 years with St. David’s Music

        The 2023 – 2024 season of the Music Series at St. David’s Roland Park begins on September 17th, with a bonus concert on Sunday 10th. Douglas Buchanan has special plans for his 10th season.      

  • The viol of the leg

    As the names suggest, the viola da gamba is the viol of the leg, whereas the viola da braccio is the viol of the arm. But, while the viola da braccio was the distant ancestor of the viola in a present-day string section, the viola da gamba was not the forebear of the cello. Rather, […]