Want to take your singing to the next level?
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London has been developing and delivering music industry education for over 30 years – longer than any other college for music education in the UK, and we’re committed to providing our students with a world-leading vocal-specialist education.
Whilst studying for a vocal degree at ICMP we pride ourselves on our high number of teaching contact hours, small class sizes, regular face to face support, personalised approach to student engagement, and active use of technology in the classroom – innovations you just won’t find to the same degree at any other modern music education college.
Our individualised learning approach means we really get to know you as a vocalist. We’ll provide a learning experience that’s totally unique to you, and will work with you to explore your future career ambitions, nurture your natural talent, and provide ongoing opportunities for live performances, auditioning, recording, touring and career development. And while you’re at it, you’ll significantly improve your singing technique and performance skills too.
We know that each student who studies music with us will have differing career motivations and your view of ‘success’ will be unique, so we encourage you to follow your own individual path. At ICMP London, your future is in your hands, and you’ll graduate feeling confident and inspired, with the skills, connections, self-assurance and head start you need to propel your career as a vocalist forward.
Studying a singing course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for music degrees and music masters significantly less than those at many traditional universities, and also much lower than other UK music education providers - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun.
So why not immerse yourself in music at ICMP London? It’s the ultimate space to learn, question and discover your place in the music industry.
ICMP Vocal Courses
Those wanting to study singing in London in the form a three-year vocal degree can study our BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance degree course.
There’s also a choice to study vocals via a one-year course, on our Cert HE Popular Music Performance (Vocals).
Postgraduate music education students can take the one-year Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance to extend their singing and musicianship skills to the highest level.
ICMP Vocal Studies
Regardless of your choice of music course or study level, as a vocalist at ICMP you’ll cover a broad spectrum of musical learning – from developing competent musicianship, theory and music reading skills, and understanding the way the music industry operates, to composing, arranging and recording songs, and becoming highly skilled in the use of industry-standard music technology.
When you study singing in London with ICMP, you’ll become part of the wider ICMP vocal community and will be challenged to build your technical expertise, perform to professional standards and make meaningful contributions to the bands and working situations you find yourself in. You may also be asked to master some of the additional skills that the modern vocalist needs in today’s working environment, such as building advanced vocal techniques, developing your stylistic awareness across a wide range of styles, and becoming an adaptable, creative and modern session vocalist and vocal coach. You may also study commercial vocal styles such as R&B and indie, as well as backing vocals and percussion skills.
You’ll undertake your studies using a wide range of industry-standard equipment, including PAs by Yamaha, Peavey and HH; microphones by Shure, Neumann and Sennheiser; and access to recording and production rooms featuring the latest studio software and equipment such as Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton Live.
Creating opportunities through innovative professional partnerships
At ICMP, we work tirelessly to seek out new partnerships that connect our students and alumni to today’s flourishing professional music scene, plugging ICMP into the heart of the industry. Throughout the year we open our doors to labels, publishers, booking agents, A&R and artist managers, all with the express intent of building our students’ connections. Alongside welcoming industry professionals onsite, we also actively partner with companies and organisations throughout London and the wider music industry. These partnerships offer ICMP students unique and exclusive opportunities to engage with the music industry, building their networks amongst some of the industry’s biggest names.
ICMP Industry Vocal Tutors
ICMP’s highly esteemed vocal teaching faculty is made up of experienced vocalists, qualified teachers, respected industry practitioners and accomplished academics. Together, they’ve shaped the face of the music business and are ready to give generous amounts of their time to help energise and inspire you. They’re incredibly focused on what works now in today’s music business, and very keen to pass their knowledge of the ever-changing music industry landscape, and all things vocal, onto you. Above all, they’ll work hard to build and sustain a creative and entrepreneurial community which will identify emerging talent and, ultimately, support you and your classmates as the next generation of professional vocalists within the music business.
ICMP’s International Reach
ICMP is the most international music industry education provider in the UK, and as soon as you start studying with us, you’ll begin collaborating with students from all around the world. This diversity of global culture and unique musical styles makes for a very interesting musical family, encouraging stimulating classroom discussion, exciting educational experiences and brilliant worldwide networking opportunities.
On top of this, ICMP has a truly international outlook as a contemporary music education provider, partnering with a range of admired global academic institutes including the Rockacademie in the Netherlands, University of Southern California, ATLA in Paris, Los Angeles College of Music, the London School of Fashion, and the Vienna Music Institute.