People / Max Wyman

Critic, journalist. Born in Wellingborough, England in 1939, Max Wyman’s career in journalism began early, when he wrote for the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph at age fourteen. Upon completion of his studies at Nottingham University, he worked as an editor, arts critic, and feature writer for various London newspapers and magazines (1960-1967). He emigrated from England to Canada in 1967 and began writing music and dance reviews for the Vancouver Sun shortly thereafter, a position he would hold for eleven years. Wyman also became a columnist, dance, and theatre critic, and books editor for the Vancouver Province. In addition, he contributed to European Music Council, the New Grove Dictionary, Canadian Encyclopedia, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Performing Arts in Canada, Opera Canada, The Canada Music Book, Canadian Composer, Musicanada, the New York Times, and various other dance and music periodicals in North America and England. On occasion, Wyman has lectured on dance and criticism at Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College. He has also served on numerous national dance juries and has served two terms on the board of the Canada Council for the Arts.