Write in Tune is run by Andrew Shryock.

As a professor and faculty union officer, I use my experience and expertise in professional writing and public speaking to help students and colleagues achieve their professional goals. I share that work on this site.

I work with musicians to achieve their professional goals with clear and effective writing and speaking. Specifically, I encourage them to craft compelling answers to 3 fundamental questions – Who I am? What I do? Why it matters? – and to tailor (or “tune”) these for specific audiences or opportunities.

As an Associate Professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, I teach courses in academic and professional writing as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in music history. I work with students on subjects in academic and professional writing through my department’s writing center. I also wrote and maintain the department’s internal research and writing manual, Writing Guide for Musicians. I also served as an instructor at Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University, and University of Massachusetts Boston.

He gives the BEST writing feedback I’ve ever received – I cannot recommend him enough!
– music student

As a speaker and writer, I draw on my knowledge from the lecture hall to enrich audience experiences in the concert hall. I regularly give pre-concert talks and write program notes. I have worked with Rockport Music, New England Classical Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Emmanuel Music, Georgia Tech Chamber Choir, and Music at Marsh Chapel.

Through my work as an officer with Berklee Faculty Union, I assist faculty colleagues with applications for promotion, raise requests, and strategies for career advancement. I also wrote and maintain the union’s guide to wage renegotiation.

I’ve never before had a professor so attentive to individual students when it comes to writing feedback.
– music student

As a historian, my academic research has appeared in the Newsletter for the American Handel SocietyThis Is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics, and Popular Culture, and Notes. I have given papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, Handel Institute (U.K.), Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, and Society for Textual Scholarship.

Previously, I served as general manager for the early music ensemble the Boston Camerata. I earned a Ph.D. in musicology from Boston University and an M.M. in musicology and B.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory.