Alison Willis on the 2018 Listen Imagine Compose Away Day

When I was invited to the Listen, Imagine, Compose Away Day I really didn’t know what to expect. I knew it was a project to do with composing and education but very little beyond that. What I found was a structured and carefully thought out day of thought provoking presentations and discussions reflecting on how … Continued


29th June Away Day (Birmingham)

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 … Continued


15th May West Midlands Teacher Network Event

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is hosting the second Teacher Network Event for West Midlands music teachers wanting to explore and strengthen their approach to teaching composing. These informal events draw on the research generated by Listen Imagine Compose and offer teachers a chance to explore its findings, share personal experiences and to discover practical solutions … Continued


13th June London Teachers Network Event

Sound and Music are hosting the second Teacher Network Event for London music teachers wanting to explore and strengthen their approach to teaching composing. These informal events draw on the research generated by Listen Imagine Compose and offer teachers a chance to explore its findings, share personal experiences and to discover practical solutions to teaching … Continued


London Teachers Network Day

Yesterday evening we held our first ever teachers network day in Somerset House! 11 teachers attended the event, which explored how they could improve the education of music composition within the classroom. The workshop involved discussions around the teachers’ current classroom practice and how they individually approach lessons with each year group. They shared creative solutions with one … Continued


The 2017/18 Listen Imagine Compose course is underway!

Back in October, this year’s cohort of secondary music teachers met for the first time, as they embarked on their Masters in Teaching and Learning.  Drawing on the findings of the original Listen Imagine Compose action research projects, this course is accredited by Birmingham City University and delivered jointly by the Listen Imagine Compose team … Continued


Join us for the Listen Imagine Compose Away Day

For the last two years the wider Listen Imagine Compose network have got together in July for a day of presentations, provocations, ideas and discussions around the teaching and learning of composing in secondary schools. This year, we are getting together again on the 7th July for another day focused around creative composing at GCSE … Continued


Apply for the Listen Imagine Compose CPD!

We are looking for the next cohort of secondary school teachers to join the Listen Imagine Compose CPD course. The CPD is designed to offer secondary music teachers the opportunity to develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students.


CPD now with the option of accreditation!

We are delighted that Listen Imagine Compose is now full accredited.
Participants who join the course can chose whether to take a Diploma or MA in Teaching and Learning, or in Educational Leadership from Birmingham City University. 


How can we help pupils Listen, Imagine and Compose?

Judith Robinson, Project leader for Listen Imagine Compose,  blog on creative composing (originally posted in 2016)
I come from a generation of musicians who didn’t get much opportunity to compose…