Classical Music/Opera Workshop to Be Held in October

NEW YORK — August 8, 2005 — We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second annual NEA Institute in Classical Music and Opera. This two week intensive workshop brings 25 writers, critics and editors to New York City for a deep immersion in classical music and opera. Participants will attend performances at all major New York concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. They will write reviews and take part in writing workshops led by critics and editors at the New York Times, the New Yorker and other major publications, study music history with professors at NYU and Columbia, and meet with leading decision makers and thinkers in the field of classical music.

Ideal applicants will be journalists and editors who live outside of America’s 10 largest cities and cover classical music and/or opera as part of their beat.

DATES OF INSTITUTE: October 16-27, 2005
COST: Most costs, including hotel, airfare, and concert tickets are covered by the institute.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION: contact Kathy Brow at 212.854.2717 or

Please forward this announcement to anyone who might benefit from this professional development opportunity.