Johanna Keller, arts journalism program founder, to retire from teaching

Posted on: December 6, 2019

“Johanna Keller is retiring after 16 years of teaching at Syracuse University,” where she founded the Goldring Arts Journalism program for master’s students in 2003, writes Diana Riojas in Tuesday’s (12/3) Daily Orange, the Syracuse University student newspaper. “As an associate professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Keller has taught writing, criticism and arts journalism, among other courses. ‘Watching [students] learn something, watching them expand, watching them grow is very exciting for me and very fulfilling,’ Keller said. Keller founded the Goldring Arts Journalism program at SU in 2003…. Over 200 students have completed the program and now work at places such as Google, National Geographic and The New York Times.… Keller stepped down as the director of the Goldring program in 2015…. She opened a public relations company in 1981 for musicians like John Lewis, Ravi Shankar and the Emerson String Quartet. Closing the business in 1989, she was then hired by the Lincoln Center for the Mozart Bicentennial Project [and became] editor for Chamber Music magazine in 1997…. Keller said she plans to garden and travel while continuing to work as a music critic for The Hopkins Review … and write for publications like Opera Magazine.”

Posted December 6, 2019