Acclaimed singer songwriter and songwriting teacher John Meldrum will present an informal lecture including live performances of songs and covers from him and ICMP students.
What is the event about?
John’s session will explore the role of the singer songwriter in the 21st century.
The world is hurtling forward but what will the future look like? Today’s highly charged political atmosphere needs strong creative voices to help society progress and adapt to important challenges such as climate change and immigration, equality for women and minorities in the workplace, LGBT rights, a free and verifiable press, renewable energy, organic food production, public transportation and more.
John’s talk will explore the role of schools like ICMP and partner school ATLA play in helping our students discover and develop new ways of creating music and influencing society.
The lecture will be followed by a Q/A session with John where he will discuss his 25-year music industry career and the third annual ICMP/ATLA International Songwriting Contest, due to take place in 2019.
The event is free and open to all ICMP students, staff and the general public.
Watch ICMP student Leah Bryant perform her song 'Never Blue Enough' as part of the 2018 ICMP/ATLA International Songwriting Contest.