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Editor , Music critic , author

Alan Rich, Music critic, editor, author. Recipient Deems Taylor award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1970, 73, 74. Member Music Critics Circle New York (secretary 1961-1963, chairman 1963-1964), New York Drama Critics Circle, American Theatre Critics Association, Music Critics Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Background

Rich, Alan was born on June 17, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (parents American citizens). Son of Edward and Helen (Hirshberg) Rich.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1945;Master of Arts, University California-Berkeley, 1952.

Career

Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling fellow in music, Vienna, Austria, 1952-1953;Assistant music critic, Boston Herald, 1944-1945;Assistant music critic, New York Sun, 1947-1948;contributor, American Record Guide, 1947-1961;contributor, Saturday Review, 1952-1953;contributor, Museum American, 1955-1961;contributor, Museum Quarterly, 1957-1958;teacher music, University of California at Berkeley, 1950-1958;program and music director, Pacifica Foundation, FM radio, 1953-1961;assistant music critic, New York Times, 1961-1963;chief music critic, editor, New York Herald Tribune, 1963-1966;music critic, editor, New York World Journal Tribune, 1966-1967;contributing editor, Time magazine, 1967-1968;music and drama critic, arts editor, New York magazine, 1968-1981;contributing editor, New York magazine, 1981-1983;music critic, arts editor, California (formerly New West magazine), 1979-1983;contributing editor, California (formerly New West magazine), 1983-1985;general editor, Newsweek magazine, New York City, 1983-1987;music critic, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 1987-1989;music critic, Los Angeles Daily News, 1989-1992;music critic, Los Angeles Weekly, since 1992. Teacher New School for Social Research, 1972-1975, 77-79, University of Southern California School Journalism, 1980-1982, California Institute Art, 1982-1994, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990-1991. Artist-in-residence Davis Center for Performing Arts CUNY, 1975-1976.

Works

Membership

Member Music Critics Circle New York (secretary 1961-1963, chairman 1963-1964), New York Drama Critics Circle, American Theatre Critics Association, Music Critics Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, cooking.

Connections

father:
Edward Rich

mother:
Helen (Hirshberg) Rich