Rich Kleinfeldt is the Sunday evening host on WETA Classical and has had a distinguished career as a broadcaster, professional musician, teacher and lecturer. Kleinfeldt has spent 30 years at WETA, where he has served as fill-in announcer, weekend host, and presenter of live broadcast concerts from the Library of Congress. In addition to co-hosting the nationally syndicated radio program Center Stage from Wolf Trap, Kleinfeldt is also the on-stage emcee for Chamber Music at the Barns at Wolf Trap and performances by The City of Fairfax Band.
Before coming to WETA, Kleinfeldt worked at Voice of America as an announcer/program host, editor and manager; and was the host of several nationally syndicated classical music programs.
A saxophone soloist and Master of Ceremonies with The United States Army Band for 13 years, Kleinfeldt is a founding member of the Washington Saxophone Quartet, a group heard on All Things Consideredperforming variations on the NPR program’s theme music.
Kleinfeldt teaches and coaches music from his home studio and at various schools, and is a former adjunct faculty member at Catholic University and George Mason University.
Kleinfeldt holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and a Master of Music from Catholic University.