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

I’m Terrence Gregory, your MMus programme leader, and I’'m thrilled that you’ve accepted your place here with us. 

The ICMP team, tutors and I look forward to working with you, helping you become the musician you aspire to be, and reinforcing and elevating 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 this below. 

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

All the best, 


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. You’ll study topics including the Alexander technique, Fitzmaurice Voicework and Breathing Coordination, and you’ll deepen your performance skills, academic research and critical reasoning capabilities. 

You’ll embark on a personal journey that will change the way you see yourself as both a creative musician and a person, as you continue to invest in yourself and your future in music. 

You’ll also engage in a range of practical activities, covering the languages of music and scholarship, with plenty of opportunities to play, work, experiment, collaborate, make discoveries, take risks, and build your network of professional industry contacts.

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist


  • Headphones 
  • Pens, pencils and notebooks 
  • Your instrument (healthy vocal cords) 
  • Earplugs 
  • External hard drive or 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. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Elliot, D. (1995) Music matters. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Hallam, S. and Gaunt, H. (2012) Preparing for success: A practical guide for young musicians. London: Institute of Education. 
  • Lee, S. (2017) Scholarly research for musicians. London: Routledge. 

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