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:

  • The Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio for Shriver Concerts

                    The Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio was scheduled to make their fourth North America tour this spring. Following the tragic death from cancer of pianist, Lars Vogt, last year, the Tetzlaffs invited his former student, Kiveli Dörken, to join them on the tour. I spoke with cellist, Tanja Tetzlaff, about their […]

  • BookNotes Review March 2023

      Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Gabrielle Zevin Hang the Moon Jeannette Walls The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions Greta Thunberg The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery Adam Gopnik The Wife of Bath: A Biography Marion Turner  

  • St David’s 47th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon

          The 2023 Baltimore Bach Marathon hosted for the 47th year by the St. David’s Music Series sees the completion of several cycles of Bach’s works. Director of Music Ministries, Douglas Buchanan, came to talk about it.