Classical music criticism expands in Dallas and other cities with nonprofit financing

Posted on: December 20, 2019

“Back in 2017, The Dallas Morning News entered into a partnership with the San Francisco-based Rubin Institute for Music Criticism to help sustain its ongoing coverage of classical music,” writes Michael Granberry in Tuesday’s (12/17) Dallas Morning News. “The institute launched the program in 2016 with its pilot partner, The Boston Globe. The program has worked so well, The Dallas Morning News is now expanding its commitment by hiring as a full-time fellow, on a renewable one-year basis, Tim Diovanni, who recently completed a summer internship with The News before returning to Dublin, Ireland, to complete a graduate degree…. In addition to The News and The Boston Globe, the institute has established partnerships with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Houston Chronicle and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis [plus The Seattle Times, Toronto Star, and San Francisco Classical Voice]. During his full-time, one-year position, slated to begin on March 31, Diovanni will work closely with The News’ arts and entertainment editor, Christopher Wynn, and longtime contributing classical-music writer [Scott] Cantrell to cover the increasingly dynamic classical music scene in North Texas. Diovanni launched his experience at The News last summer by reporting on the Cliburn Junior competition.”