The National Endowment for the Arts will hold its seventh Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera from October 9 to 19, 2010 at Columbia University in New York Cityi. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 20. The programs are designed for journalists located primarily outside the largest media markets, where professional development opportunities are limited, but a limited number of positions will be considered for applicants from major media markets as well. Attendees will include critics, reporters, and editors in traditional, broadcast, and digital journalism media, who will work with senior journalists and faculty members to improve their viewing, analytical, and writing skills. Session topics will include analyzing the new landscape of online and broadcast cultural journalism and how music writers can take advantage of broadcast and digital interactive media. Among the faculty and speakers are writers and critics Justin Davidson, Anne Midgette, James Oestreich, Dan Wakin, Terry Teachout; music professors Michael Beckerman, Karen Hanson, and Elaine Sisman; and pianist Jeremy Denk. Denk will give a private recital for institute participants, who will also attend public concerts by the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and Mariinsky Orchestra. For more information visit http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/events/nea/ or http://www.arts.gov/national/aji/index/html.
Posted June 21, 2010