Area(s) of expertise: Arts Journalism, Criticism, Music
Summary of expertise:
Founding director of the first MA program in arts journalism at an accredited college; long-time writer on culture and classical music; national arts journalism advocate.
Blog/Web site: http://artsjournalism.syr.edu
SELECTED: “An Adagio for Strings, and for the Ages” The New York Times, March 7, 2010 “Sui Generis: Nonesuch Records,” in The Hopkins Review, Summer 2010 “Opera Goes to the Movies,” 2,000 word essay on the contentious season openings of the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala Opera, broadcast on HD, The Hopkins Review, Spring 2010 “Two Successions: New Leaders at The New York Philharmonic & Glimmerglass Opera,” The Hopkins Review, Winter 2010. “The Uses of Rejection” essay for National Public Radio Website, In Your Shoes series, November 2, 2009 “From the Brink of Extinction: The Shako:Wi Cultural Center,” Column in CNY: The Good Life Magazine, May 2009 “Investing in Art,” Essay in CNY: The Good Life Magazine, September 2008 Book Review: “The Rest is Noise,” by Alex Ross, reviewed in Chamber Music National Directory for 2007-08. `“Faust and the Exploding Angel,” The New York Times, May 27, 2007 “Yo-Yo Ma’s Edge Effect,” Chronicle of Higher Education Review, March 23, 2007
ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing (essays in The New York Times). FRONT PAGE AWARD from the Newswomens Press Club of NY (features in The New York Times) Member of PEN AMERICA
Prior media experience:
Executive Editor of Chamber Music Magazine; Interim VP of Marketing & Communications, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Freelance writer and guest editor for The New York Times Arts & Leisure Section; Writing Professor at The New School, NYC.
MA Antioch University, 1996 in creative writing and literature; BMUS University of Colorado at Boulder, 1973.
Arts Journalism, Cultural Criticism, Classical Music, World Music, New Music, Opera, Chamber Music, Film, Architecture, Theater, Popular Culture, Visual Arts, Art, Museums, Design Journalism; Education.
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