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 2021/22 these are being held mainly online with one in-person session in Birmingham. 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. Learners who don’t have a PGCE or other masters-level credits start in February, whilst those who do hold masters-level credits start in October each year. You can express your interest at any time here.


CPD Events


2021 Listen Imagine Compose Monthly Online Teacher Sessions

This year, given the continued restrictions due to COVID-19, we re-imagined the Teacher Sessions as a series of online sessions, with a wide range of themes including 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 2021 sessions are now finished but you can explore the resources and find videos of the events here.


“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 


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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