The School of Audio Engineering (SAE Institute) and The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) have announced a new partnership.
The ICMP is one of Europe's leading schools of modern music, founded over a quarter of a century ago and located in the heart of London's live music scene. It features state of the art teaching, practice and performance facilities and attracts some of the best teachers in the business.
The SAE Institute, founded in 1976 by Tom Misner in Australia, was the first organisation to offer practical audio education and now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses and qualifications across the creative media sector.
The first event to be held collaboratively by the two organisations took place earlier this month when thirteen students visiting the ICMP from University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music spent the day writing, rehearsing and recording original music at SAE’s London Campus. Some of SAE’s top sound engineering and audio production students were tasked with recording, mixing and mastering one track by each USC student, arranged and performed with student musicians from the ICMP. The picture shows ICMP student Mike Dignam at SAE London studio 2.
It is reported that the event demonstrated how effectively different sectors of the music industry can operate together and was a testament to the talent of all the students involved, since the tracks produced were outstanding.Article continues below
The ICMP and SAE Institute intend to build on this relationship, with many more events planned, increasing the opportunities for their students to learn from one another and expand their social and professional networks in music.