ICMP is launching The Session Musician events featuring insight and advice from some of the best players and performers in the business. 

The new online series is expected to feature four Q&As and masterclasses with top session musicians.

Hosted by ICMP tutors and alumni, each session will focus on providing advice and sharing best practice for bassists, drummers, guitarists, and vocalists.

The first event will take place on 11th November and see ICMP drums alumna Hannah Montrose in conversation with top bassist Vicky Warwick. 

Vicky has been a touring and recording bass player for over a decade with multiple artists including Charli XCX and Guy Chambers while Hannah has performed with Lizzo among many others. 

The pair will discuss practical advice and best practices for bassists: how to prep for an audition, how to release music, how to make the most of your time in a music university, and what to do after you've completed your studies.

Elsewhere, ICMP tutor Ryan Haberfield will be in conversation with session guitarist Luca Faraone on 25th November.

Luca will discuss his experiences with the likes of Stormzy, Rita Ora, Jonas Blue and many, many more. The full list of remaining events is: 

18th November | Online Masterclass with Ben Thompson and Collette Williams REGISTER HERE

25th November | Ryan Haberfield in conversation with Luca Faraone REGISTER HERE

2nd December | Online Masterclass with Sarah Brown and Lucinda Allen REGISTER HERE

Any students or alumni looking to attend the event need to sign up via the event page. 

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ICMP's Careers and Industry Hub is also hosting an event on building your profile as a session musician. 

Taking place on 13th November, this online class will see Hannah Montrose talk about her experiences alongside acclaimed session vocalist Wendi Harriott and guitarist Adam Martin.

All three have had extensive experience within the industry and will be sharing their expertise on how to grow your career as a session player, recording with artists, playing live and much more.

Booking essential via ICMP Careers+


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To completely immerse yourself in your music career, chat with our friendly Admissions Team via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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