Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic of the New York Times, will give the keynote address at the biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, being held this year from November 5-10 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At the institute, seventeen student Fellows—from the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; Yale School of Music; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music—will attend and write pieces on each of four consecutive public concerts. Their written work will be critiqued privately and publicly by the members of the institute’s writers panel, and at the conclusion of the institute, one of seventeen will receive the $10,000 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism. The institute’s writers panel and judges include music journalists from the Washington Post, The New Yorker, Chicago Sun-Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. Also participating will be Tim Page, professor of journalism and music, University of Southern California, and Rubin Institute benefactor Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt & Co. The inaugural Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute took place at Oberlin Conservatory in 2012.
Posted November 5, 2014