Jeremy Eichler is an award-winning critic, essayist and cultural historian. Currently a Public Scholar grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is writing a book exploring music as a medium of cultural memory, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Since 2006, he has served as chief classical music critic of the Boston Globe.
Previously, Eichler worked as a music critic for the New York Times (2003-2006) and his writing has appeared in many other national publications including the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Nation and the Washington Post. His criticism has been recognized with an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Award and a commentary prize from the Society for Features Journalism. His book in progress has been supported in part by fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the MacDowell Colony.
Eichler earned his BA at Brown University and his PhD at Columbia University. He is a frequent guest speaker and previously taught at Brandeis University. Currently, he is a local affiliate of Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. He lives with his family in Boston.