The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has announced that it has become the first performance-based institution to receive accreditation by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support).
Two courses at the Institute have initially been accredited: the BMus in Popular Music Performance and the Higher Diploma. The BMus is the pre-eminent degree course for musicians wishing to reach a professional standard of musicianship and build a sustainable career in the music industry, while the Higher Diploma is an intensive one-year course for musicians wishing to fast-track the development of their musicianship, playing and performing skills.
“We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation for two of our most important courses,” said Institute director Pete Whittard. “The Institute has of course been recognised as a leading provider of contemporary music education for over 25 years, but to have this formally recognised by an industry body such as JAMES is fantastic.
“We have always focused on providing our students with the best possible education in the best possible learning environment, transferring to them the skills and knowledge they need to build sustainable careers in the music industry. This accreditation therefore recognises that we are achieving those aims.”