Welcome to Sound Sense – the UK professional association for community musicians

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have a severe impact on the lives of community musicians, their families, and the community groups that they work with. In particular the requirements for social-distancing and self-isolation will make it difficult or impossible for your work to continue as usual over the next few weeks and months.

Sound Sense Board and staff are currently working on plans to adapt the work we do to provide community music practitioners and organisations with the maximum support possible during these difficult and rapidly changing times. Please click here to access the latest information and advice.

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We offer various categories of membership with different benefits. Find out which membership is for you.
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News & Views
18 March 2020

We are operating under unprecedented circumstances, with a lot of uncertainty and the Sound Sense team and board are aware that this is impacting on the work of our members.

Our aim is to do what we can to support you in whatever way we can, so that when we come out the other side of this, we will continue to be a strong, functioning community of musicians.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but it is also a time of being creative, of connecting with others and of thinking outside of the box. The Sound Sense team will do our best to share the inventive ways our members find to deliver work during this time and to connect people up as best we can.

05 March 2020
  • Job opportunities and CPD for community music practitioners
  • Connect with fellow members using our Find a Musician directory
  • Music and mental health: the next Music Education Council seminar
Courses & Events
11 July 2020 - 18 July 2020
An intensive residential course focusing on the natural melodic voice, led by Frankie Armstrong and Sarah Harman
02 August 2020 - 07 August 2020
Registration is now open for ISME's 2020 conference, hosted by the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland
Come and join us
Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.