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.

Arguably the most internationally connected music school in the UK, ICMP partners with some of the finest music education providers in more than 16 countries. 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.

These international partnerships allow our students to collaborate, network and find career opportunities all around the world. ICMP students regularly make international study visits, such as spending time in Nashville or collaborating with USC students during their visits to London. Our songwriting students also collaborate annually with ATLA, our partner school in Paris, in the ICMP/ATLA/Le Réacteur International Songwriting Contest. Alongside performing in both London and Paris, students have the opportunity to win an impressive prize bundle to help promote them as emerging artists.

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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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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Travel Tunes

Travel Tunes is an annual event bringing together music students from across Europe to learn, collaborate and perform. In 2019, ICMP welcomed students from our network of international partner schools to Travel Tunes London, a showcase of live music, networking and collaboration.

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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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