Writing CV

This page details my commercial and critical music writing activity and experience. For specific information relating to my academic writing, please see pages specific to thesis, refereed publications, and non-refereed publications.


  • 2014 June-August: Sydney Symphony Orchestra
    Program and marketing copy editor, proofreader, print and audio content contributor
  • 2014 June-August: ABC Radio National, The Music Show
    Researcher, database management, audio editor
  • 2014 April-September: Limelight Magazine
    Editor, proofreader, online content creator
  • 2014-present: Cut Common
    Online content and article contributor
  • 2011-2014: Realtime Arts
    Online and print review contributor
  • 2012: Cyclic Defrost
    Online music review contributor
  • 2010-2012: Earwax New Music
    Founder, digital and print editor and content contributor

Professional Development/Awards:

  • 2014 Australian Youth Orchestra: Music Presentation Fellowship
    Two month placement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ABC Radio National, and Limelight Magazine.
    Coordinator: Yvonne Frindle, SSO Publications Editor and Music Presentations Manager
  • 2014 Limelight Magazine: Internship

    Six month placement generating weekly content for online publication.
    Editor: Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine Editor
  • 2014 Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp: Words About Music Program
    Two week professional writing program with the Australian Youth Orchestra.
    Coordinator: Alastair McKean, MSO Orchestra Librarian

Program Note Catalogue:

  • Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer | program | event
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Discover Series, 5 May 2015
  • Aaron Copeland: Fanfare for the Common Man
    Samuel Barber: Mutations from Bach
    Michael Tilson-Thomas: Street Song
    Matthew Hindson: An Australian Fanfare for CAS
    Einojuhani Rautavaara: A Requiem in Our Time
    Paul Terracini: Concerto for Brass
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Brass Ensemble, Brass for the Common Man, 6, 7, 8, 9 August 2014 | program | event
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony 104 in D Major
    Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), National Music Camp Orchestral Concert #1, 11 January 2014
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Youth Symphony in D Minor
    Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), National Music Camp Orchestral Concert #2, 18 January 2014

Audio Feature Catalogue:

  • An Interview with Tilman Robinson | audio
    Initially distributed by Cut Common
  • Ligeti's Walls of Perception | audio
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) | Distributed online via SSO Soundcloud
    Description: Sam Gillies explores how the limitations of our perception shape how we listen to the music of György Ligeti.
  • An Interview with Richard Gill
    Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) | Broadcast on ABC Classic FM
  • An Interview with Kynan Tan | audio
    Initially broadcast by Difficult Listening, RTRFM 92.1 | Distributed by New Weird Australia Podcast #30