Upcoming: NEA classical music institute in NYC


arts·meme is proud to announce her participation in the National Endowment for the Arts’s seventh Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera, October 9 – 19 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

The Institute is one of three NEA-funded programs that endeavors to reenforce the role that informed writing/criticism plays in a flourishing arts community. Two other NEA Institutes focus on dance (I attended last summer) and theater.

Arts writers from across the nation – critics, columnists, reporters, and increasingly, bloggers, working in print broadcast, and digital media – will study with top-notch journalists, Columbia University faculty, and music/opera experts. The goal is to deepen skills in appreciation, analysis and, of course, writing. Participants get to take advantage of New York’s rich cultural offerings and attend performances. The schedule includes these events on New York’s classical music calendar:

  • Valery Gergiev conducting a new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Metropolitan Opera
  • Gergiev leading his Mariinsky Orchestra in Mahler’s Sixth Symphony
  • New York Philharmonic performs Brahms at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall
  • Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk
  • Jeremy Denk in a private piano recital
  • New music theater piece at Brooklyn Academy of Music based on the life of Colin McPhee
  • Finnish contemporary composer Magnus Lindberg’s Kraft. Lindberg is currently in residence with the New York Philharmonic.
  • New York City Ballet performance
  • Choral voice coaching session by Judith Clurman

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