Critic focused on ideas and issues in and around the world of classical and contemporary music. Education: Emerson College, BFA in Creative Writing; Emerson College, MFA in Creative Writing Michael Brodeur is a classical music critic at The Washington Post. Over the past decade, Brodeur has served as an assistant arts editor and cultural critic for the Boston Globe, overseeing the paper’s Sunday Books section and writing the Globe’s weekly @large column on a range of topics in the arts and digital culture. Before the Globe, he served as music editor and lead music critic for the Boston Phoenix and as editor in chief of Boston's Weekly Dig. His essays, humor and criticism have also appeared in Nylon, Thrillist, Entrepreneur, Medium, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and other publications. He has also released five music albums under different monikers, most recently writing and performing electronic music under the name New Dad.