Songwriting Education Conference | ICMP London

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural Songwriting Education Conference here at ICMP London on 21st June 2017.

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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. And of course, 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. 

What they said

Sophie Daniels, ICMP’s Head of Songwriting, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be bringing together our network of colleagues and friends in songwriting education for this event. At ICMP, we have been teaching popular songwriting for over ten years and we are very proud of the specialist team of professionals we have working for us, as well as the wider international network or writers and academics we have cultivated.”

Jonathan Whiskerd, ICMP’s Songwriting Degree Programmer Leader, added:

“Songwriting is still a very new discipline within higher education and so the sharing of ideas, approaches and experiences is crucial if we are to continually develop our respective specialisms. At ICMP, we are committed to ensuring that our songwriting and associated music degree courses remain credible and relevant to a fast-changing industry which, in recent years, has increasingly recognised the value of courses like ours.”

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