a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston
Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Jason McCool
Jason McCool comes from a long line of Irish men who have been asked, “Is that your real last name?” Originally from Brockton, MA, McCool completed his doctoral work in musicology at Boston University in 2020, writing a dissertation on Hamilton: An American Musical, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Music at Boston College since 2018. In October 2018, he was a Fellow at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He founded, curated, and produced the pindrop sessions classical(-ish) event series as a collaboration with WGBH and WCRB, and a local brewery, which ran from 2018-2020. Holding degrees from the Eastman School of Music in jazz trumpet performance and the University of Maryland in historical musicology, Jason also remains a proud member of Actors’ Equity, even if he only gets to act out on the page these days.