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

Safeguarding training for Sound Sense members

Sound Sense is pleased to partner with the Child Protection Company to offer our members a comprehensive online safeguarding package.

Our team have tested a number of online safeguarding training courses available on the market to make sure Sound Sense members get access to the best possible training, covering the wide range of settings community musicians work in.  Find out more >>

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Making sure you receive the support, insurance and voice you need as a community music practitioner.
We offer various categories of membership with different benefits. Find out which membership is for you.
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£10m specialist cover for Sound Sense members
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Public Liability
Sound Sense plays a key role in reporting on projects that deal with major issues.
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Advocacy &
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The latest Jobs, Careers and Opportunities from the Community Music arena.
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Jobs &
You can look for specific people or organisations, those working in particular areas of the country, or by key words.
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News & Views
11 March 2019
Sound Sense is pleased to partner with the Child Protection Company to offer Sound Sense members a comprehensive online learning package
07 February 2019
This new report, authored by Dr Alison Daubney (University of Sussex), Gary Spruce (Birmingham City University) and Deborah Annetts (ISM), asks serious questions regarding the direction of travel of current education policy
Courses & Events
29 May 2019
A Sound Connections event, hosted in partnership with Rich Mix, for musicians who would like to work with children and young people
15 June 2019
An Association of British Choral Directors training day, including a mix of tutor-led instruction, discussion, and practical work
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.