Guest, Candice Agree

Guest Name: 
Candice Agree
Candice Agree, Radio Show Host, Producer, Broadcast Announcer, Narrator, Contributing Scholar, Voice Over Artist, Musician and Vocalist
Guest Occupation: 
Radio Show Host, Producer, Broadcast Announcer, Narrator, Contributing Scholar, Voice Over Artist, Musician, Vocalist
Guest Biography: 

BIO BELOW FROM: http://thespanishhour.org/candice.php

Listeners know broadcaster, live concert host and voice-over artist Candice Agree from her 25-plus years on the New York and Washington, D.C. airwaves, most notably at 96.3FM WQXR, WNCN-FM and WETA-FM. Candice produces, hosts, and distributes The Spanish Hour to radio stations around the country and the world.

Candice has hosted broadcasts from Instituto Cervantes New York, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Bronx Botanical Gardens, to name only a few venues. She's served as broadcast announcer for programs for many of the classical world's most prestigious performing arts institutions: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, UBS-Verbier Festival Orchestra, and Music from Trinity Church Wall Street, among them. Candice has written and/or voiced special promotional packages for the Austrian Tourist Board, the Tourist Office of Spain, and the tourist boards of the Spanish regions of Andalucía and the Kingdom of Navarre. She's been interviewed on a variety of cultural and musical topics — in Spanish and Catalan -- on RNE, Cadena Ser, Catalunya Radio, COPE Cantabria, and RAC1.

Candice was heard regularly on Sirius Satellite Radio's classical channels: Classical Voices, Vista Chamber Music, Sirius Pops, and Symphony Hall. Candice also was on air at SW Networks' Classic FM, WNCN, WNYC, and WAXQ, was a producer of Talk Radio Weekend for ABC Radio Networks, and interned at WNBC-AM. In Washington, she was heard weekends on WETA-FM, and wrote, produced and/or voiced features for both the Russian and English language services of Voice of America.

The Foundation for Iberian Music, Westchester Conservatory of Music, Faust-Harrison Pianos, Steinway Hall, Yamaha, and many other organizations have invited Candice to host benefits, galas, and concerts. She's narrated Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf throughout New York City and Westchester County, presented the Guarneri String Quartet at New York's Town Hall, and introduced Michael Tilson Thomas' From the Diary of Anne Frank, narrated by Audrey Hepburn, in a special invitation-only concert held in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.

Candice is a Contributing Scholar at CUNY Graduate Center's Foundation for Iberian Music, where she's produced and presented concerts and conferences. Highlights include hosting the Foundation for Iberian Music's presentation of The Songs of Antoni Parera Fons, as part of Balearic Islands Culture Week in New York City; producing an homage, consisting of a roundtable discussion and recital, to the Spanish-born American composer Carlos Suriñach, entitled Carlos Suriñach and the Creation of Modern Dance in New York. Candice moderated a panel that included the dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Stuart Hodes, dance historian Ninotchka Bennahum, and Music Director of the Martha Graham Company Aaron Sherber; presenting Coral Universitària de les Illes Balears Sings Spanish Sacred Polyphony, and introducing the concert with a brief talk on Spanish choral tradition from the Renaissance to the present day.

Other programs at CUNY include: Antoni Parera Fons: A Songwriter's Journey as part of CUNY Graduate Center's Music in Midtown concert series, and moderating a discussion between the Cuban-born jazz great Paquito D'Rivera and Cuban exile author Enrique del Risco in Concerts & Conversations at CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

Outside of her work in radio, Candice has been an off-camera program announcer at CBS News since 1999. She was the off-camera announcer for CBS News The Early Show: Saturday Edition for an unprecedented 11 years, also doing voice work for the weekday edition of The Early Show, and presently is heard as promo and off-camera announcer for CBS News Sunday Morning, hosted by Charles Osgood. Candice's voice is heard from coast to coast on museum audio guides, industrials, documentaries, audio books, and literally thousands of radio and television commercials and promos. Abrams Artists Agency New York represents Candice for commercial voice-over work.

Candice is a recent grant recipient from Instituto Cervantes New York. Her musical education includes three magical summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, and courses in piano, theory, composition, and jazz arranging at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. Candice received a B.A. in Russian from Barnard College. Devoted to exploring the richness of Spanish musical life, Candice is delighted to have the opportunity to bring The Spanish Hour to music lovers everywhere.