Hi and welcome to the MMus Popular Music Performance (Vocals) programme at ICMP! 

Hi and welcome to the MMus Popular Music Performance (Vocals) programme at ICMP! I’m Terry Gregory, your MMus programme leader, and I'm thrilled that you've accepted your place here.

The ICMP team and I look forward to working with you, helping you become the musician you aspire to be, and building the foundations of your professional career in music.

I've put together a list of resources for you to consider before joining us in September, from equipment lists to recommended reading. You can find it below.


Have a great summer, and I look forward to meeting you soon.


Terry Gregory
Programme Leader, MMus Popular Music Performance (Vocals)

Have you completed our Online Registration process?

Whether you're a new student to ICMP, or you are returning in September, one of the key steps before your enrolment is to complete our Online Registration process.

Here is how to register online:

New students

  • Log in to our Student Gateway with the details emailed to you
  • Upload your key documents
  • Look out for your 'Confirmation of Registration' email - job done!

Student Gateway

Can't find your log-in details? No problem, our Admissions Team can resupply these, simply contact them on +44(0)20 7328 0222, Live Chat or enquiries@icmp.ac.uk, and they'll assist you.


About your MMus Popular Music Performance (Vocals) Degree

This highly personalised vocal-specific master’s course will see you elevate your vocal creativity and already advanced performance skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. 

Whether you’re currently working in the music industry as a musician, vocalist or singing teacher, looking to change careers, or continuing your studies with a postgraduate degree, this inspiring programme will take your vocal talents to the next level. 

With the ability to study the master’s as either a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course, this flexible and tailored programme will see you advance your vocal technical ability – studying topics including Alexander technique, Fitzmaurice Voicework and Breathing Coordination – while deepening your performance skills, academic research and critical reasoning capabilities.

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist


  • Headphones
  • Note-taking apparatus
  • Your instrument (healthy vocal chords) 
  • Earplugs
  • External hard drive, USB drive
  • Internet access 

Recommended Equipment 

  • a laptop, preferably a MacBook
  • SM58 microphone (or equivalent) and XLR lead
  • Sibelius or MuseScore (notation software) 
  • Logic Pro X 
  • An audio interface 

Don't forget, as an ICMP student you'll have access to exclusive discounts from leading music manufacturers - so, if you're thinking of buying new gear (from computers to instruments), it's worth waiting until you start with us.


Have you confirmed your student finance yet?


Recommended Reading



  • Nelson, R. (2013) Practice as Research in the Arts. Palgrave Macmillan 
  • Bolt, B; Barrett, E (2010) Practice as Research : approaches to creative arts enquiry


  • Wooten, Victor L. . (2018 ). The music lesson : a spiritual search for growth through music 
  • Cottrell, Stella . (2017). Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument 
  • Hallam, Susan; Gaunt, Helena . (2012). Preparing for success : a practical guide for young musicians
  • Storr, Anthony . (1997, ©1992). Music and the mind
  • Green, Barry; Gallwey, W. Timothy . (1987). The inner game of music
  • Mithen, Steven J. . (2006). The singing neanderthals : the origins of music, language, mind and body
  • Dimon, Theodore . (2018). Anatomy of the Voice : an illustrated guide for singers, vocal coaches, and speech therapists
  • Spivey, Norman; Saunders-Barton, Mary . (2018). Cross-Training in the Voice Studio : A Balancing Act
  • Haas, Robin de . (2018). The path of the voice : a functional approach to the human instrument
  • Elliott, David J. ; Silverman, Marissa . (2014). Music Matters : A Philosophy of Music Education
  • Williamon, Aaron . (2004). Musical Excellence : Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance
  • Hargreaves, David; Lamont, Alexandra . (2017). The Psychology of Musical Development
  • Boyle, Kerry . (2020). The Instrumental Music Teacher : Autonomy, Identity and the Portfolio Career in Music
  • Benson, Elizabeth Ann . (2020). Training Contemporary Commercial Singers
  • Honing, Henkjan . (2018). The origins of musicality [eBook]
  • Byrne, Andrew . (2020). The Singing Athlete : Brain-Based Training for Your Voice
  • Elliot, David J . (2009). Praxial Music Education : Reflections And Dialogues [print/eBook]

We look forward to meeting you in September... not long now!