The who, what, where and why of training community musicians

In the lead up to our third TTCM event at Bristol Beacon in February, Jess Abrams and Chris Gray have been having conversations with practitioners and educators exploring what it means to train, nurture and develop community musician practitioners. The Zoom conversations are being recorded and uploaded to our new Sound Sense YouTube page, with the first three there now for you to watch. You can join the conversation by commenting below the videos, and even better, by joining us in Bristol on 21-22 February.

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16 November 2021
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08 November 2021
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06 December 2021 - 07 December 2021
We are delighted to announce that our 2021 Student Research Symposium, hosted by ICCM in partnership with Sound Sense, will take place at York St John University in December 2021. KeyNote speakers Dr Diljeet Kaur Bhachu and Dr Ruth Currie, as well as student contributors, will be exploring the theme of Positionality and the role of the researcher in community music.
21 February 2022 - 22 February 2022

Sound Sense's 3rd TTCM symposium will explore How do we prepare community musicians for the challenges of 21st century practice?

Held in partnership with University of Aberdeen and Bristol Music Trust. Our call for ideas is open until 31 August.