About Brian Wise:
I am an arts editor, journalist and digital producer with more than 15 years of experience working for major-market publications, radio stations and online media companies.
As a print and online journalist, my work has appeared in numerous outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Slate, Listen magazine, FiveThirtyEight, Christian Science Monitor, Travel and Leisure, and BBC Music Magazine. For the latter publication I write “Live Choice,” a monthly North American calendar feature.
As a radio producer, I currently produce the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s weekly radio broadcasts for the WFMT radio network. Previously, I’ve produced a live, daily music talk show, launched and produced a weekly roundtable podcast, reported on breaking news and directed an online video series featuring leading classical musicians.
Along with my coverage of music, the arts and philanthropy, one can also find my work in program notes, marketing copy, newsletters, radio promos, biographies, infographics and press releases.
Born in Morristown, NJ, I grew up mostly in Ann Arbor, MI. I earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, where I majored in music history and minored in communications. Subsequently, I attended Northwestern University, where I earned a Master’s degree in musicology with a concentration in journalism. Currently, I am studying front-end web development at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, studying languages, running, reading and exploring New York City, where I live.