Oliver Condy – Writing about music

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21/11/2022 - 22/11/2022
28/06/2022 - 29/10/2022


This course, lead by Oliver Condy, principal editor of BBC Music Magazine for more than 15 years, is a unique opportunity to discover the world of music publishing and journalism. During this two-day course, participants will understand what makes a good review, how to conduct interviews, how to write effective news stories, and the best ways to express their ideas. There will be discussions about the role of social media and the different ways it can be used. In addition, it will be an opportunity to discover from the inside the world of general and specialty music magazines to understand the art of good writing, design and photography at the service of music.

Duration: 2 days

Period: April 3 – 6, 2023



The course is open to musicians, Stauffer Academy students and non-musicians, journalists, critics and music and writing enthusiasts.

Age limit: 35 years

Maximum number of participants: 12

Language: English


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

Required documents:

  • copy of a valid identity document
  • curriculum vitae
  • 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.

N.B. The course can be combined with the Music Journalism Media Lab with Joshua Barone (New York Times). In case of attending both courses, the secretarial fee is one (€50.00 for both courses).


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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Oliver Condy

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