Rodney Punt writes commentary on music and theater for Classical Voice North America, San Francisco Classical Voice and Huffington Post. He publishes the music and theater blog LA Opus for Southern California writers. A member of the the Music Critics Association of North America, Punt is credentialed with the L.A. Press Club. <br />
As an arts manager for three decades, Punt served as Deputy Director and Historic Preservation Officer for the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department (music broadcasts, theater operations, gallery exhibitions, international exchanges, monuments restoration, arts grants, art center instruction) and was its founding Acting Director. Prior to that he was in academic administration at the USC School of Performing Arts (music, cinema, drama, community schools, KUSC-FM, ISOMATA) where he helped establish the Arnold Schoenberg Institute. Punt received his BA from UCSB (economics, music) and his MBA from UCLA (arts management).