Music Journalist Amanda Cook

This is a special release, outside of our interviews with recent Peabody alumni. To engage with the current dramatic changes in our world, LAUNCHPad director Dr. Zane Forshee is interviewing distinguished professionals in our field about the impact of COVID19 on students and artists in the performing arts.

On today’s release, Dr. Forshee speaks with Boston-based music journalist, digital editor, and arts administrator Amanda Cook. During their conversation they discuss how artists and artistic institutions are adapting to creating virtual performances, and how virtual performances are encouraging experimental art-making, creating new opportunities for storytelling, and pushing artists to stand out. 

Intro music by Vincent Fasano. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.