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Pulitzer-Prize winning music critic and author Tim Page will serve as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Peabody Conservatory for the fall 2021 semester, teaching a seminar in music criticism.

Page won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1997 for his writings about music inĀ The Washington Post.ā€ÆBefore that, he served as the chief music critic forĀ NewsdayĀ and as a music and cultural writer forĀ The New York Times. During his years in New York, he was the host of an afternoon program on WNYC-FM that broadcast interviews with hundreds of composers and musicians (many of which are now availableĀ online.

His more than 20 books include collections of the writings of Glenn Gould, Virgil Thomson, Sigrid Undset,Ā and Robert G. Ingersoll.ā€ÆPageā€™s interest in the then-neglected author Dawn Powell led to the first full biography; he also collected and edited her diaries, letters, short stories,Ā and novels for publication. He is the most recent historian of Carnegie Hall.ā€ÆOmnibus collections of Pageā€™s own writings have been issued by Oxford University Press and Amadeus. His book-length memoirā€ÆParallelĀ Play, published in 2009,Ā is about his experience growing up withĀ undiagnosed Asperger syndrome.

In 1993, Page conceived and then served as the first executive producer for BMG Catalyst, a new music label.ā€ÆHe has also produced concerts at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Mudd Club.ā€ÆFrom 1999 to 2001, he was the artistic advisor and creative chair for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Page received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2005, has been a juror for the Pulitzer Prize on five occasions, and was presented with the Glenn Gould Honors in Toronto.ā€ÆHe delivered theĀ BlashfieldĀ Address at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001, the Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture at the Library of Congress in 2006,Ā and the John Cage Centennial Address at the University of Colorado in 2012.

Having recently retired from the faculty at the University of Southern California, where he heldĀ a joint professorship in the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, he is currently a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. HeĀ has also taught at the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

Pageā€™s previousĀ timeĀ at Peabody includesĀ as a guest of Dean Bronsteinā€™s for a December 2018Ā Deanā€™s Symposium andĀ as an adjunctĀ member of the facultyĀ in theĀ 2005-06 academic year.