2012 Institute Schedule

All concerts and keynote addresses take place in Finney Chapel. All public panel sessions take place in the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, Joseph R. Clonick Hall. Artists, programs, and panel sessions are subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012

3:30 p.m.
  • Keynote address by Charles Michener, author and former New Yorker critic.
    "He Can't do that to My Review: The Limits of Music Criticism" (Clonick Hall)  See the video »
7 p.m.
  • Introduction and welcome by David H. Stull, dean, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Keynote address by Alex RossNew Yorker Magazine critic, author
    "The Prospects of Music Writing in a Post-Critical Age"  See the video »
8:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
2-4 p.m.
  • Public Panel Session
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
2-4 p.m.
  • Public Panel Session
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
1 p.m.
  • “Composing and Performing”: A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, flutist and founder of ICE Claire Chase ’01, and pianist Jeremy Denk ’90 (Clonick Hall)  See the video »
2:15 p.m.
  • Keynote address by John Rockwell, writer, critic, and former editor of the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section
    "Nostalgia from a World in which Print was King and Critics were Oracular Pontificators Whom Everyone Else Followed like Sheep" (Clonick Hall)  See the video »
3:15-
4:30 p.m.
  • Public Panel Session
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
11 a.m.
  • Awarding of the $10,000 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism and the $1,000 Public Review Prize in Clonick Hall