Jonathan Whiskerd to lead songwriting masterclass at VMI

Jonathan Whiskerd, ICMP’s Programme Leader for BA Songwriting, and ICMP's Commerical Director David Howell, will be visiting the Vienna Music Institute (VMI) to host a masterclass and workshop.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, Jonathan will lead a workshop and masterclass for students and songwriters while David will provide an informative session on ICMP’s range of courses.

VMI is just one of many international partners ICMP works with as part of its network of associates and educational bodies. These collaborations help create numerous opportunities for many of our students and graduates when it comes to forging their own connections and developing their music.

Commenting, Jonathan said: 

I am excited to visit the VMI to work with their songwriting students. It’s always a pleasure to hear students’ material and to help them identify how they can use key principles of song craft to further develop their creative voice. The day should be prove to be a great introduction to ICMP for attendees and an opportunity for us to develop our relationship with the VMI further."

Jonathan is not only programme leader of our BA (Hons) Songwriting degree but an award-winning songwriter and artist in his own right, having worked with a range of writer-producers including Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Sophie Daniels (Joelle Moses, Westlife), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz) and Igor Haefeli (Daughter). 

Visit the VMI's Facebook page for more information on the event. 

Find out more about our network of international partners, including networks in USA, Mexico, Europe, and South Korea.

If you want to take advantage of these international opportunities and expand your networks, then join us on a course here at ICMP. 

Our Admissions Team are on hand to help you, call them on 020 7328 0222 or email

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