San Francisco, November 10. Zoé Madonna, a fourth-year Oberlin student majoring in East Asian studies, has won the $10,000 Rubin Institute for Music Criticism prize.
Seventeen students from Oberlin, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the San Francisco Conservatory and Yale University were chosen to be Rubin Fellows. Madonna, a current member of the Oberlin Introduction to Music Criticism class taught by Donald Rosenberg, Mike Telin and Daniel Hathaway, joined three of last year’s students to participate in the five-day event in San Francisco, which involved writing overnight reviews of live concerts to be critiqued by a panel of distinguished critics (read Mike Telin’s blog posts here.) [Read more…]