Tim Smith (journalist)

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Tim Smith
BornWashington D.C., U.S.
  • classical music critic
  • Journalist
Education Eisenhower College (BA)
Occidental College (MA)

Tim Smith is an American classical music critic and journalist.

Born in Washington, D.C., he received a B.A. in music history from Eisenhower College and an M. A. in music history from Occidental College, Los Angeles. He was a freelance reviewer for The Washington Star and The Washington Post before becoming classical music critic at The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in 1981. He joined the staff of The Baltimore Sun in 2000, serving as classical music critic and, starting in 2009, also theater critic. He retired in November 2019, after a year handling a third beat as restaurant critic, when the paper began limiting performing arts reviews. He currently has a blog called "By Tim Smith." [1]

Smith has also written for The New York Times , Opera News , BBC Music Magazine and other publications. [2]

In 1998, he received a first place award from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors for Excellence in Feature Writing: Arts Criticism. [3]

Smith was elected president of the Music Critics Association of North America in 2005 and served two terms. [3] [4]

In 2002, Perigee Books published Smith's NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music. [5] [6]

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  1. "By Tim Smith: A sporadic blog by the former arts critic of the Baltimore Sun."
  2. "Music:The Quintessential American Sound" (PDF). US Embassy. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  3. 1 2 "Tim Smith". Baltimore Sun . Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  4. "Message from MCANA President Donald Rosenberg". Music Critics Association of North America. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  5. Smith, Tim (2002). NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music . Perigee. ISBN   0-399-52795-8. tim smith.
  6. Symphony, Volume 53, Issue 6, American Symphony Orchestra League