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