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 2020 will be opening soon.

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. an 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 as well as talks from composers and music educators, all aimed at developing more creative practices for teaching composing within secondary schools.

This year, given the current situation with COVID-19,we have re-imagined the Away Day as a series of 6 online sessions exploring the theme of supporting young composers in and beyond the classroom. The sessions run weekly starting on Thursday 4th June and can be booked using the links below. You are welcome to sign up for as many sessions as you like; we have structured them so that you don’t need to attend all 6.

Week 1: Thursday 4th June 2020, 2-4pm

Supporting young composers at home during the current situation: For more information and to reserve a place please click here

Week 2: Thursday 11th June 2020, 2-4pm

What does music technology offer young composers beyond the classroom – now and in the future? For more information and to reserve a place please click here

Week 3: Thursday 18th June 2020, 2-4pm

Doing more with the young composers in your school – in and beyond the classroom: For more information and to reserve a place please click here

Week 4: Thursday 25th June 2020, 2-4pm

Composing within Instrumental Learning: For more information and to reserve a place please click here

Week 5: Thursday 2nd July 2020, 2-4pm

Encouraging Creativity at All Levels: For more information and to reserve a place please click here

Week 6: Thursday 9th July 2020, 2-4pm

Ways forward – young composers’ progression and a strategic alliance? For more information and to reserve a place please click here

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 

“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