The Rubin ​Institute for Music Criticism is now accepting applications for its weeklong series of workshops for emerging classical music writers, to take place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music June 16-20, 2022. Founded in 2011 by Stephen Rubin, the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism brings together established music journalists and aspiring young music writers. Student participants (Fellows) from across the U.S. and Canada attend performances by Bay Area ensembles and submit reviews after each concert. The reviews are then discussed and workshopped by professional journalists from outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.  The Institute culminates with the awarding of the $10,000 Rubin Prize in Music Criticism to the Fellow who demonstrates exceptional promise in music criticism. Though the program is primarily designed for enrolled collegiate and postgraduate-level students from any major or area of study, recent graduates from an accredited college, university, or music conservatory or those with a degree and employment experience are not discouraged from applying. There is no fee to apply, and Fellowships are all-expenses paid. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. Learn more at