The Listen Imagine Compose annual Away Day in Birmingham this June brings together the partnership’s researchers, composers, teachers and arts organisations for a day of presentations, discussions and practical activities focusing on how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools. The Away Day is an invaluable opportunity for secondary music teachers to explore the latest research, participate in group discussions with peers and practitioners and to further develop their approach to teaching composing. 

The focus of the 2019 Away Day is knowledge and will start with a provocation by John Finney.

What is knowledge when composing is taught and learned? How can pupils be creative composers and display musical knowledge?


The day is a great opportunity for any teachers who would like to explore creative approaches to teaching composition, or for those looking to discover more about the Listen Imagine Compose masters programmes. Places are free of charge but must be reserved in advance.