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Join the MEHs, music organisations and schools collaborating with Listen Imagine Compose to help share our findings, tools and techniques

We work with music education partners to deliver Continuing Professional Development supporting the teaching and learning of composing in secondary schools.

Composers, academics and teachers from the Listen Imagine Compose community of practice deliver the CPD across the UK, drawing on the original action research, and incorporating additional ideas and findings from our on-going programme of courses and projects.

Each session is carefully planned to be a mix of practical activities and reflection so that learners can develop new skills and ideas for the classroom whilst having time to think through what works for them and their students.

Examples of sessions include:
• Creative strategies for composing (including starting points, developing musical material)
• Pedagogic strategies for composing (including intentionality, questioning for progress, Bloom’s Taxonomy)
• Getting started at KS3
• Composing and creative ensembles
• Planning a curriculum for progression in composing
• Creating new schemes of work through action research

We can deliver sessions from a 2-hour twilight to a full day of training. Sessions can be stand-alone or a series of sessions between which teachers can implement new ideas and share their learning.

Please contact us if you are interested in arranging CPD sessions:

CPD Type Focus & Facilitators Twilight/Half day session * Full day *
Composing Activity Primarily activity focused sessions exploring ways of composing and teaching composing – led by a LIC associated professional composer  £200  £375
Composing Pedagogy Primarily discussion focused sessions, exploring composing education research and practices – led by a LIC associated music education academic  £300  £600
Composing Activity & Pedagogy Duel-focused sessions exploring teaching composing from practical and pedagogical perspectives – jointly-led by a LIC associated professional composer and music education academic  £500  £900

*Prices do not include associated travel expenses which will be calculated and added upon enquiry.

“The best CPD I’ve ever had in terms of catering for my needs as a teacher and a musician.”

Sarah Henton, Head of Music, Heart of England Schoo