The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance was recently the proud host of BBC Radio 1xtra; Tim Westwood, DJ Bailey, Ace and members of their production team, who attended on Thursday 23rd September 2010 for a workshop and Q&A session with selected students.

The session was organised as part of BBC Radio 1xtra community outreach activity surrounding their flagship music event ‘1xtra Live’ which was held at Wembley Arena on Saturday 25th September.

The hour long session comprised of short talks from each of the guest speakers about their current careers and experiences on making it within the music industry.  In addition to the Q&A session students were given the unique opportunity to see a live radio broadcast in action: On Friday 24th September BBC Radio 1xtra hosted a live on-air party for the all students involved and during the show Institute students were able to showcase radio jingles and idents they had written and recorded, have a go at DJ-ing/mixing and film content for the BBC Radio 1xtra website whilst enjoying some special live performances and interviews.

Institute student Nikita Kelleher-Cattermole commented: “Everyone from the 1xtra team were so friendly and very helpful, they told us and encouraged us to send them our tunes as they listened to every track sent in! I found the whole day really interesting, great fun and made lots of contacts!”

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About the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance:

The Institute is widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Established almost a quarter of a century ago, the Institute has been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school. Originally known as the Guitar Institute and Basstech, the school has built its reputation on providing world class teaching using the very best teachers and state-of-the-art facilities.  It now offers a range of professional courses including a 3-year Degree (BMus), a 2-year Foundation Degree, a fully-funded 1-year Diploma, a specialist 1-year Higher Diploma, a Professional Diploma in Songwriting plus a wide portfolio of part-time courses designed to meet a variety of training needs for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists and songwriters. Past or present Institute students can be found everywhere, touring with the likes of Moby and The Noisettes, playing with bands like Radiohead and  Babyshambles and artists like Eric Clapton and Kylie Minogue, and also working as teachers all over the world.

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