Chloe Veltman on the Human Voice

About Guest:

Chloe Veltman's articles have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic in such publications as The New York Times (Bay Area culture correspondent,) The Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, BBC Classical Music Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Gramophone Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Dwell Magazine, The Believer and SF Weekly, where she served as chief theatre critic for five year have appeared. Previous to embarking upon her freelance career, Chloe worked as a staff reporter for The Daily Telegraph in London and New York. Chloe is the host and producer of VoiceBox, a weekly syndicated public radio series and podcast dedicated to exploring the art of song on KALW 91.7 FM and worked as associate producer and scriptwriter for Keeping Score, a series of NPR classical music documentaries presented by San Francisco Symphony director Michael Tilson Thomas. She is the Berkeley Symphony's resident dramaturg. Her book, On Acting, was published by Faber & Faber in the UK and Faber Inc in the US. Chloe is the author of the syndicated culture blog, lies like truth, ( and

In 2011 and 2012, Chloe will be undertaking a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University.

Chloe is a recipient of the Allen Wright Award for Arts Journalism, The Hewlett Foundation / TCG Theatre Writing Fellowship, the Sundance Institute Arts Writing Fellowship, and the NEA/Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Classical Music and Opera Institute Fellowship. In 2009, she was a recipient of a San Francisco Peninsula Press Club Award for her theatre criticism and in 2006, she received a “Best Columnist” nomination at the annual San Francisco Media Excellence Awards (“Pubbies”.)

Chloe received a first class bachelor’s degree in English literature from King’s College, Cambridge and her master’s degree with distinction from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London in conjunction with Harvard University and The Moscow Art Theatre School. Prior to launching her career as a journalist, Chloe worked for several US and UK theatre companies including Cheek By Jowl and Sphinx in London and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys playing the oboe and cor anglais in a variety of Bay Area chamber music groups and orchestras. She sings with the 32-member International Orange vocal ensemble and the a cappella vocal quintet, Full Fathom Five. She also enjoys dance, vinyasa yoga, kayaking, long-distance running, cooking and reading. Chloe was born in London and currently resides in San Francisco.

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