Fourth Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, Oct. 25-29 in San Francisco

Posted on: September 7, 2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music will host the fourth biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism from October 25 to 29. At the Institute, eighteen aspiring writers from colleges, universities, and conservatories across the U.S. will spend four days critiquing orchestra, opera, contemporary-music, and jazz performances in the San Francisco Bay area. Eight professional music journalists will work with Institute participants and select a winner, who will receive $10,000 and a six-month paid internship at San Francisco Classical Voice. One runner-up will receive $1,000 and an SFCV paid internship. This year’s panel includes Joshua Kosman, Anne Midgette, John Rockwell, Alex Ross, Heidi Waleson, and Stephen Rubin, the Institute’s benefactor and president of publishing firm Henry Holt & Co. The Institute will incorporate jazz criticism for the first time, with Gary Giddins, author of Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star, The War Years 1940-1946, joining the writers panel. For more information visit

Posted September 7, 2018