Welcome to Sound Sense – the UK membership organisation for community musicians

Sound Sense is looking for new board members!

Sound Sense is run for its members, by its members, writes chair Sam Dunkley, people like you, who form the board of Sound Sense.

It's an exciting time to join the Sound Sense board as we have begun to develop our future business strategy and will soon be looking to develop the next corporate plan.

You could join us! Find out how here>>

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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 &
Download Resources, Publications and Fact sheets here
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Resources &
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
27 September 2017
Do it now: email your local MP to tell them about your work and encourage them to attend this debate on 11 October
04 September 2017
Sound Sense member NYMAZ awarded funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend innovative online music education project, Connect: Resound
Courses & Events
27 October 2017
Trinity Laban, a Sound Sense member is presenting Press Play, a unique careers event for music students, recent graduates and those in the early stages of their careers
20 November 2017 - 21 November 2017
'It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it...' is the theme for the third annual Community Music Student Research Symposium. Hosted by the International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) in partnership with Sound Sense.
Come and join us
Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.