Experience the ICMP community

like one of our own.

If you're looking to study one of our Vocal courses, our experience days are FREE hands-on taster sessions held at our ICMP London campus.  Each Experience day is made up of workshops, classes and masterclass sessions, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, master new techniques, interact with your potential tutors and meet your fellow class members.

Masterclasses, recording sessions and facilities tour

The day runs from 10am to 4pm, with lunch included. You will attend a morning and afternoon session: during the morning session, you will be put into groups directed by our vocal tutors to learn and practice the song you will be recording in one of our professional studios during the afternoon session.

In between, you'll get to have a tour of the ICMP campus in Kilburn, guided by our staff; you'll be able to see our fantastic facilities, from our classrooms and performance studios, to our recording studios and tech labs: everything across the two buildings!

Following the tour, you'll meet the team at The Hub, our music industry experts and career counselors, which will explain and talk you through their role in helping shape the careers and opportunities of our students.

Discover the ICMP community

Please note, we currently have no Experience Days planned for 2019. However, we hold regular Open Days and Backstage Pass Tours, these are the perfect chance to discover more about ICMP and your future music career.

 OPEN DAYS

GOT A QUESTION?

We regularly hold Experience Days for all disciplines throughout the year. If you'd like to know about the next one, contact our team:

By phone: 020 7328 0222

By email: enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

Industry Tutors

Xantone BlacqVocal

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Xantoné Blacq has many years of experience in fusing jazz-funk, soul, afro and latin music. Xantoné is a seasoned musician, having sung and played keyboard with Amy Winehouse for three years, recorded and toured with violinist Nigel Kennedy on his last three albums, and worked with the likes of Jessie J, Mark Ronson, Dionne Bromfield, Earth Wind & Fire, Candi Staton, and “Pee Wee” Ellis, amongst many others.
Xantone Blacq | Vocal Tutor | ICMP London

Imaani Saleem Vocal

Imaani Saleem is a renowned vocalist, with an extensive session catalogue and several top twenty hits to her name. She appears on eleven Incognito albums including Amplified Soul (number one on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart). She has recorded extensively as a session singer, notably alongside such artists as Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker, Philip Bailey, Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito, Betty Wright, Mica Paris, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Leon Ware, and Aswad.
Imaani Saleem | Vocal Tutor | ICMP London

Vic BynoeVocal

As well as live and recording sessions, Vic had a lead role in the stage production Big Time at the Talk Of London, Drury Lane, in 1999. He sang for the UK with Niki French in the Eurovision song contest in Sweden 2000. He has also toured worldwide with numerous artists including Bob Geldof, Eric Clapton, Jocelyn Brown, Rick Astley, Alexander O’Neal, Primal Scream, Jimmy Cliff, and the late great James Brown. In 2001, Vic joined The Drifters as a vocal member and performed with them worldwide for seven years.
Vic Bynoe | Vocal Tutor | ICMP London
Professional Music Facilities

During the Experience Days, you will get a chance to tour our fantastic facilities. At ICMP, we are committed to investing in the best teaching and learning environment for our students, with the latest equipment always available. 

We offer our music students many large live performance rooms with stages, together with sound-isolation booths across both our buildings. Students also have access to a comprehensive range of industry-standard recording and production facilities. This includes exclusive access to our electronic music production studio, our production booth and mobile recording rigs & recording booths.

And did you know? All ICMP students can use our music facilities for personal practice free of charge outside of time tabled hours, and we are open 7 days a week!

The Hub at ICMP

You will also meet and talk to the team at The Hub during your experience day. The Hub is the link between the classroom, the music industry and your future career, providing the students with a wide range of advice and guidance, including one to one sessions with professional music industry advisers and career guidance professionals.

Run by a team of music industry professionals and experienced careers counsellors, the team is on hand from day one to support ICMP students in taking the first steps towards a career in the music industry or in wider employment. Their support doesn't end at graduation, as they keep providing advice and help to our ICMP graduates whenever they need. 

Vocal Success Stories

Louisa Allen (Foxes)Vocal

Louisa Allen, otherwise known as Foxes is a Grammy Award winning graduate of our Diploma programme. In 2013 she was featured on German producer Zedd's song 'Clarity' for which they were awarded the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Signed to Sony RCA, her debut album, 'Glorious' was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and the follow-up 'All I Need' was released in February 2016 to a similarly glowing reception, with NME calling it 'the pop banger that Britain needs'.
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Matt MalteseVocal

Singer and pianist Matt Maltese studied on our BA Creative Musicianship degree course and his career continues to go from strength to strength. Having signed a deal with Atlantic Records and with plans to support Hamilton Leithauser throughout March 2017 on his UK and Europe tour (as well as a handful of festival performances and supporting the Maccabees on their farewell tour in 2017), Matt has released the video for his latest track ‘As The World Caves In’, which culture magazine The Fader praises as a ‘moving’ musical commentary on current global events. In early 2019 Matt confirmed he is currently working on his new record, while also playing some UK festivals.
Matt Maltese | Creative Musicianship | ICMP London

Andrew Davie (Bear's Den)Vocal

Bear's Den is a British alternative folk band formed in West London in 2012 by ICMP Vocal graduate Andrew Davie, and Communion Records founder, Kev Jones. They released their debut album, ‘Islands’, in October 2014 on the aforementioned Communion Records, the co-founders of the label being Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and producer Ian Grimble. In 2012 the band travelled across the United States in Volkswagen Campervans with Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Staves and was the subject of a 2014 documentary "Austin to Boston" by James Marcus Haney which premiered at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Since then, the band has toured the USA several times, in support of Mumford & Sons, Daughter and as outright headliners. The band also supported Kings of Leon in June 2017 in Lithuania.
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