Joanna McGowan | Tutor | Creative Musicianship | ICMP London

Joanna is a singer, songwriter and tutor, teaching on the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship course. Her passion for singing started at a young age, allowing her to tour New York, Rome and London in various choirs whilst studying for her GCSE exams. After studying musical theatre and appearing in amateur productions, her passion for writing was sparked by a week long musical workshop at the age of 14, and she quickly learnt to play the guitar and taught herself the piano.

Joanna spent 4 years studying at the ICMP, graduating with an FdA in Creative Musicianship, where she was awarded ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and a BA(Hons) in Songwriting. Shortly after graduating, Joanna released her EP ‘JOY’ through her label ‘Pen to Paper Records’ which successfully charted at number 22 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and was warmly welcomed by BBC Kent with the invitation of a live session and interview.

Continuing to work on her own artist projects, Joanna is working towards an upcoming release produced by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (The Libertines, Shawn Mendez), and is also focussing on her small company specialising in school workshops and private tuition.