David Frost – Production Lab

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11/07/2023 - 14/07/2023
09/01/2023 - 16/05/2023

Recording basics for musicians: An inside look into the commercial recording process
A special Lab to discover what lies behind the work of a music producer together with David Frost, winner of 20 Grammy Awards and collaborator with labels such as Sony Classical, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI and many others.
This lab will cover a detailed look at the roles of the recording producer, engineer and recording artist and what knowledge musicians need to know before entering a professional recording session. Basic information concerning the process such as schedules, venues, budgets and how microphones work will be discussed. How musicians can prepare and save their energy during a session, and how they can participate in the process in the most beneficial way will be covered. Several actual recording sessions will be held, with the possibility of covering the role of the recording artist and the producer. This will give the participants an experience from both sides to better understand the important relationships necessary for a successful and satisfying recording experience.

Duration: 4 days

Period: 11 – 14 July 2023


The course is open to Italian and foreign string instrumentalists, sound engineers and musical producers.

Age limit: 35 years old

Maximum number of students: 35

Language: English


Application mode: through the “Apply” section of this page. Applications sent by email or transmitted through other channels will not be accepted.

Required documents:

  • copy of a valid identity document
  • copy of degree, if in possession (or equivalent certificate)
  • curriculum vitae
  • motivational letter (1 page, in English)
  • receipt of payment of administrative fee

Administrative fee:

A fixed administrative fee of €50.00 by bank transfer (net of any currency and commission charges) is required to finalize the application. Full details on how to proceed with payment can be found in the full application regulations (downloadable below).

The fee is non-refundable.


The course is entirely free of charge.

However, it should be noted that students are responsible for their own costs relating to travel, accommodation and board in Cremona, as well as other personal expenses.


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David Frost

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