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The Listen Imagine Compose annual Away Day in Birmingham this June brings together the partnership’s researchers, composers, teachers and arts organisations for a day of presentations, discussions and practical activities focusing on how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools.  

The Away Day is an invaluable opportunity for secondary music teachers to explore the latest research, participate in group discussions with peers and practitioners and to further develop their approach to teaching composing.



The focus of this year’s Away Day is ‘Progress’: Focusing on composing at KS3, we will be considering what progress looks (and sounds) like.  How can we ensure that progress in composing skills happens at KS3?  How can popular KS3 schemes of work be used to support progress in composing skills? How can pupils be encouraged to develop their thinking and creativity as composers?

The Away Day will be hosted by Professor Martin Fautley and will also feature presentations from professional composers and leaders in music education including Anthony Anderson, Advanced Skills Teacher and Outstanding Facilitator with the National College, also from Birmingham City University.



Friday 29th June, 10.30am – 4pm, CBSO Centre, Berkley St, Birmingham B1 2LF

Free of charge

The day is a great opportunity for any teachers who would like to explore creative approaches to teaching composition, or for those looking to discover more about the Listen Imagine Compose Continuous Professional Development course. Places are free of charge but must be reserved in advance via Eventbrite.