The inaugural Songwriting Education Conference will be
held at ICMP London on 21st June 2017.

As leaders in the field of songwriting education, we have developed this innovative conference to bring together the international songwriting education community to share ideas in and approaches to songwriting teaching and learning. With some of the leading names in songwriting education already confirmed, including highly respected professionals from Belmont University in Nashville, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Leeds College of Music, the conference promises to be an enjoyable and productive opportunity to discuss innovative thinking and practice.


The programme begins with panels and talks during the day of the 21st of June, finishing with a Songwriters’ Circle event on the evening. Delegates will attend presentations and discussion panels covering a range of specialist topics, with a schedule of presentations and discussion panels that will cover some of the most relevant and progressive thinking from the world of professional songwriting.

Students from ICMP’s own undergraduate Songwriting degree, Masters Songwriting degree and Songwriting graduates will also be included in the range of discussion panels; their views and experiences as songwriting students are integral to the development of songwriting education. 

You can download the full schedule HERE (PDF).


We are delighted to announce that that Professor Pat Pattison of Berklee College of Music will address ICMP’s 2017 Songwriting Education Conference as Keynote Speaker.

Professor Pattison is a world leader in songwriting education. In addition to his four books, he has developed five online courses for Berklee Online, and more than 800,000 students have enrolled in his online course, Songwriting: Writing the Lyric, since its first run in 2013.

Professor Pattison will also chair a panel on teaching lyric writing and perform at the Songwriter’s Circle at Proud Camden along with the Heads of Songwriting from ICMP, LIPA, Leeds College of Music and Belmont University Nashville. 


There are many places local to ICMP where attendees can find accommodation. Hotels in the area include:

The Crown | The Black Lion Inn | The Maida Vale Marriott

The address of ICMP is:

Foundation House
1A Dyne Road,
London, NW6 7XG,
United Kingdom. 


Registration for ICMPSEC 2017 costs £50. ICMP Students and staff can attend FREE of charge and discounts are available for ICMP graduates; please contact for more information. 

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