Listen Imagine Compose investigates how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools and draws on the expertise of teachers and their pupils, composers, music education academics and arts organisations.

Listen Imagine Compose is a partnership project between Sound and MusicBirmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University.

Since 2010

We have been undertaking action research, holding symposia, developing resources and running CPD since 2010.  This website hosts all of our work to date and has been funded by Youth Music.

Our current work includes CPD for secondary music teachers and those supporting young people to compose music including online sessions and a Master of Educational Practice qualification. You can also explore our resources and videos of previous sessions.

“Listen Imagine Compose has played a significant part in improving the musical and educational understanding of professional musicians, teachers and academics.”

Mark Philips, HMI Music, 2012