How ICMP's Events Team can help support your career

Learn more about our varied events programme and performance opportunities...


Over the course of the academic year, ICMP offers a whole host of events for students and alumni to engage with. 

ICMP's varied programme takes in on-site sessions alongside a range of workshops, panels and seminars. Students and alumni have multiple opportunities to perform, access paid work and ultimately attend these exclusive events to gain knowledge and insight from music industry professionals at the top of their game. 

Not only can these sessions enhance our academic programme, but they can provide an invaluable opportunity for our students to network with peers and industry guests.

Our Events Programme

Alongside our Marketing team and Careers and Industry Hub, our Events team can be an invaluable resource for students and alumni. The programme put together caters for those about to join ICMP alongside current students and alumni. 

Open Days and Tours

If you’ve studied with us, then you’re likely to have visited our campus for an Open Day or taken a tour of our building.

These events are a brilliant way for you to get a feel of what life is like as an ICMP student, to experience our brilliant, state-of-the-art facilities and meet staff and tutors.

Accommodation Events

We run accommodation events for students looking to find somewhere to live.

These events can be a great way for incoming students to meet their peers and potential housemates.

For returning students, they can be an effective way of sourcing new housing arrangements or other people to live with. We invite local estate agents and accommodation providers to attend to help you with your search. 

Songwriters’ Circle

ICMP’s Songwriters’ Circle is a monthly musical celebration hosted by our songwriting faculty.

Not only does it offer students across all courses exclusive performance opportunities to play alongside some of popular music’s most respected and celebrated songwriters but gives attendees the chance to learn the stories behind the music in an intimate setting. Past guests have included the likes of Frank Turner and alumna, Daughter's Elena Tonra

Watch Bruno Major in action from one of our past events: 


Many of the music industry’s success stories have passed through ICMP - from Blur's Dave Rowntree from genius guitarist Guthrie Govan to super-producer Mark Ralph and engineer Manon Grandjean

These events see top music industry professionals visiting ICMP to share their knowledge and experience acquired during their careers. 

Watch top vocalists LaSharVu in action below:


We kick start the academic year with a whole host of events aimed at welcoming new and returning students. 

From the legendary Bandeoke event to Freshers Fair via club nights, meet and greets as well as the annual Live Showcase, there’s plenty on offer.

Watch this video from our 2019 Showcase: 

How to get involved with ICMP’s events 

With so many live events taking place, there are often performance opportunities for ICMP students.

Here, Lasse Corus, Events Coordinator, tells us what students and alumni can do to make the most of these opportunities. 

If you do get accepted to perform, then the most important things to do is to prepare yourself, time your performance in a rehearsal (to ensure you're not overrunning on the day), arrive on time and be nice to the sound engineer and everyone around you."

"This will make your life a lot easier and also help us to ensure that our events run as smoothly as they can."

Apply to Play at Songwriters' Circle

Apply to OUR In The Mix 

Our next events 

There are always plenty of events taking place at ICMP.

Here, we've picked out some of the highlights from the next few weeks: 


We've been delighted to welcome more female music production students than ever before to both our BA and MA in Creative Music Production this academic year.

To celebrate, we have partnered with the F-List to create a special evening where we welcome female professionals in music production to a networking evening on Monday 27th September, 7pm at ICMP.

The super talented Bishi will be giving a presentation about how she creates her own music, and there will be opportunities to meet ICMP tutors and representatives from the F-List.

Book Your Place


Our In the Mix series sees the music industry's best producers and audio engineers discuss their careers and share advice for anyone looking to launch successful studio careers.

Taking place on 29th September, the first session of the year will feature the amazing writer, producer, and mixer Steph Marziano. For the past six years, Philadelphia-bred, London-based Steph Marziano has been writing, producing and mixing across some of the world’s biggest acts including Sam Smith, Kasabian and Radiohead.

Students will also have the chance to submit their music in advance of the event and receive feedback on their work from Steph.

Book Your Place


Behind the Beat is a rhythm section tutorial channel started by ICMP tutors Jon Harris and Ben Jones, focusing on the unique relationship between drums and bass.

This interactive masterclass will focus on iconic rhythm sections and breaking down some of their most popular work. Participants will be invited to play the parts and receive feedback to help improve their understanding of groove, time, feel and communication within the rhythm section.

Book Your Place

Take the first steps in your music career with ICMP

We've been developing and delivering contemporary music education for over 30 years – longer than any other music school in the UK. With a proven track-record, countless music industry connections and unrivalled access to facilities, it's easy to see why hundreds of students choose ICMP each year. 

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, chat with our friendly Admissions Team via email or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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by ICMP staff writer
September 21, 2021
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