Listen Imagine Compose has many ways of sharing its findings to the wider teaching community and offers CPD opportunities for all those who wish to strengthen their approach to teaching composing.


Listen Imagine Compose Masters (Music)

Listen Imagine Compose offers a Masters qualification which is available as a part-time, two-year programme and is accredited by Birmingham City University. From 2021/22, learners will be awarded a Master of Educational Practice. There are 6 sessions in the year, all held on Sundays. In 2020/21 these have been held online and in previous years these have been in Birmingham (over the course of 4 days) enabling learners from anywhere in the UK to take part.

Find out more on the main course page. Expressions of interest for the next course starting in October 2021 can be submitted here.


CPD Events


2021 Listen Imagine Compose Monthly Online Teacher Sessions

This year, given the continued restrictions due to COVID-19, we have re-imagined the Teacher Sessions as a series of online sessions, with a wide range of themes like Music Technology,’ and Decolonising the Curriculum and Cultural Capital,’ alongside two sessions inspired by the recent launch of the bookCreative and Critical Projects in Classroom Music: Fifty Years of Sound and Silence.’

The sessions will run:

  • on last Tuesday of each month, starting on January 26th and running until July 13th
  • between 4 – 6 pm
  • all on Zoom

You can find more information and booking links below for the January and February sessions. More details will follow for the rest of the rest of the sessions.


Session 7: Decolonising the Music Curriculum

Tuesday, July 13th, 4 – 6pm, running on Zoom

In our final session of the year, we’re looking at the issue of decolonising the music curriculum. We will be joined by teachers, composers and researchers to discuss what decolonising means, why it’s important that we all engage with this issue and what steps everyone working in music education can take to start decolonising our work. There will be chance to ask any questions you have and how you can start the process of decolonising. Be sure to book your place!

Register in advance for this meeting here >>

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

“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 

“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