Since 1977, CDR John W. Lambert, USN, Ret., has written 3,750+ reviews and articles published, variously, by The News and Observer, Leader, Spectator, Fanfare, Fi, Independent, CVNC, and CVNA. His studies included violin, piano, voice, and music history. A sketch of his thesis, on the North Carolina Symphony's first 50 years, was published by Greenwood Press, in Symphony Orchestras of the United States: Selected Profiles (ed. Robert R. Craven); and his liner notes for several Toscanini Lps were published by Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc. He is a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts, the Durham Symphony's "Share the Music" Award, and a Triangle Arts Award. Lambert is an avid collector of recordings. Current projects encompass Stokowski, Tennstedt, and Carlos Kleiber. Lambert is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. His "day jobs" were largely in military shipping and private-sector and government purchasing. He retired as a business officer with NC's Department of Health and Human Services in September 2010 and as CVNC's Executive Editor in June 2012.
He was elected an at-large member of the executive board of the Music Critics Association of North America in July 2016.
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