New classical music critic position at Boston Globe, via partnership with nonprofit groups

Posted on: November 1, 2016

The San Francisco Conservatory, the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation have announced a pilot program for supporting music criticism in partnership with The Boston Globe. The three San Francisco-based organizations will provide funding for a ten-month position at the Globe for Zoe Madonna, winner of the 2014 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism. On October 31, she begins a new post as classical music critic for the Globe corresponding with a short-term leave by staff classical music critic Jeremy Eichler, currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism was founded in 2011 at Oberlin Conservatory of Music by Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt & Co. The 2016 event took place in San Francisco and featured addresses by national critics and concerts by classical musicians. The performances are reviewed by a select group of college students called Rubin Institute Fellows, and a Writers Panel critiques their work in private workshops and public sessions.

Posted November 1, 2016