ICMP has developed an international reputation and a network of global contacts during more than 30 years of developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music.

With around 40% of ICMP students being international, choosing a course of study here is truly an international experience.

We work closely with a range of prestigious partner schools worldwide: among others, the Los Angeles College of Music; ATLA in Paris; the London School of Fashion; the University of Southern California (USC); Rockacademie in the Netherlands; and the Vienna Music Institute. ICMP students regularly make international study visits, such as spending time in Nashville or collaborating with USC students during their visits to London.

Through these collaborations, we help students gain exposure to the wider world of music and gain exposure to outside industry collaborations - for example, those in fashion, theatre, exhibitions, media and animation - and shine a light on some of the less conventional routes into music, such as composing for games, phones, television, film and the internet. It also provides ICMP graduates with opportunities for collaboration, further study and career progression internationally.

Nashville Songwriters Trip

Each year, we give students the opportunity to travel with us to Nashville to experience the home of songwriting. Our students spend time at Belmont University, learning and collaborating with their students, and attend a variety of songwriting events including visits to the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

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Creative Collaborations

ICMP students have been given the amazing opportunity to start the year with collaborative opportunities working with the London College of Fashion and The National Centre for Circus Arts. Students ranging from all our courses and from all different year groups have started meeting and working with these partner institutions.

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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) consists of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and amateur, who are committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting and to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter and to act as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large.

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International Partners

At the ICMP we are proud to be partners and associates with some of the finest music education establishments across the world. 

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