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.


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 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. There are 4 sessions in the year, all held on Sundays in Birmingham so that learners from anywhere in the UK can take part.

Find out more on the main course page. Expressions of interest for the next course starting in October 2019 are now open.


CPD Events

Listen Imagine Compose Away Day 

The annual Listen Imagine Compose Away Day provides the LIC partnership and secondary school music teachers from across the U.K. are excellent opportunity to come together for a dynamic day of sharing and learning. The Away Days explore research generated by teachers currently completing the Listen Imagine Compose Masters programme with Birmingham City University as well as talks from composers and music educators, all aimed at developing more creative practices for teaching composing within secondary schools.

The 2019 Away Day has now taken place; watch this space for the announcement of the 2020 Away Day.

Teacher Network Events

Listen Imagine Compose hosts 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.


“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 


MEH Partnerships 


“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