CPD Courses and Events

Listen Imagine Compose is a partnership project bringing together the expertise of researchers, composers, educators and arts organisations. One of its key aims is to share its findings to the wider teaching community and offer CPD opportunities for all those who wish to strengthen their approach to teaching composing.

Masters in Teaching and Learning (Music)

Listen Imagine Compose now offers a Masters in Teaching and Learning, as part of its Continuing Professional Development programme for secondary music teachers. This is available nationally as a part-time, two-year programme, and is accredited by Birmingham City University. Learners can gain a Masters in Teaching and Learning or a Masters in Educational Leadership.

A one-year version of the course is also available, normally resulting in a Diploma in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership

Find out more on the main course page. Expressions of interest for the next course starting in October 2018 are now open.

CPD Events

Listen Imagine Compose hosts free, informal Teacher Network events throughout the year, offering teachers a chance to explore recent research, share personal experiences and to discover practical solutions to teaching composing within secondary schools.

Teacher Network Event (London) 17:00-19:30 Monday 12th November, Wigmore Hall

This event will be led by composer and educator Kirsty Devaney. Kirsty is currently completing a PhD at Birmingham City University investigating the assessment of composing in schools and was recently awarded the prestigious Anna Craft Award for research into ‘Creativity in Education’ from the British Education Research Association.

Places are free but must be booked in advance. To book your place, please go the Eventbrite page.


“I find that these sort of meetings remind me what it’s all about – why I love music in the first place!”

Joanna King, Head of Music, Queensbridge School 


Listen Imagine Compose Teacher Network Events

If you are a music hub or music education organisation interested in hosting a Listen Imagine Compose Teacher Network Event in your area, please complete this form and we will be in touch to discuss this with you.
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“The course helps teachers develop techniques with classroom composing, unlocking the myth that only some people can compose”

Thomas Morgan, Head of Performing Arts, Holte School