[Local events] FWD: Sat. 5/9, "Writing About Music" workshop

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Apr 23 15:50:31 PDT 2009


University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)
will offer the workshop

"Writing About Music"


Saturday, May 9
1:00 - 4:00 pm

George S. Turnbull Center
University of Oregon Portland
70 NW Couch Street


Registration $45; $15 for students.
For online registration: http://turnbullcenter.uoregon.edu/
For more information, contact Al Stavitsky, Turnbull Center director, at 
503-412-3659, or: ags at uoregon.edu


“Writing About Music” will feature presentations by SOJC Professor Tom 
Wheeler, a former editor of Guitar Player magazine; Luciana Lopez, pop 
music writer for The Oregonian; Brett Campbell, Wall Street Journal 
music critic and contributor to Willamette Week; and Carrie Brownstein, 
a musician and writer who co-founded the critically acclaimed band 
Sleater-Kinney.

Speakers will discuss “engaged listening,” which involves identifying 
time signatures, instrumentation, arrangement and song structure; how to 
write artist profiles; and how to get your work published in the current 
multiplatform marketplace. The workshop will conclude with a panel 
discussion of the state of music writing.


About the presenters:

In addition to her musical career with Sleater Kinney and other bands, 
Carrie Brownstein is a writer and commentator on music and culture for 
National Public Radio. Her work has also been published in The New York 
Times, Pitchfork and other outlets.

Brett Campbell writes about the arts for The Wall Street Journal, 
Willamette Week, Oregon Quarterly and other publications. A former 
editor of Oregon Quarterly and the Texas Observer, he taught magazine 
writing at the SOJC for nine years. He’s at work on a biography of 
Portland-born composer Lou Harrison.

Luciana Lopez has been the pop music critic for The Oregonian for two 
and a half years, covering everything from rock to rumba. She’s 
freelanced for publications including The Washington Post, Urb, XLR8r 
and others.

Tom Wheeler has been a member of the School of Journalism and 
Communication faculty since 1991. In addition to serving as editor of 
Guitar Player, he was founding editorial director of Bass Player 
magazine and freelanced for Rolling Stone. He is the author of four 
books about guitars, and plays guitar regularly with Eugene soul singer 
Deb Cleveland.





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