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

Inspiration, creation, collaboration

Our latest issue of Sounding Board shares and celebrates how community music is delivering empowerment and transformation via online platforms. From Oi Musica's epic project bringing together hundreds of people to call for climate action, through Zoom Singing for Lung Health sessions, to one-to-one digital music-making for children on the critical care ward at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, there's plenty of practical food for thought for all community musicians developing their practice in these uncertain times.   Find out more >>

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News & Views
15 April 2021
  • Training the Community Musician, the conversation continues
  • Call for proposals: Positionality and the role of the researcher
  • Resources to help you with social prescribing, making music online, supporting children and young people, and much much more!
17 March 2021
  • Announcing our TTCM 2022 symposium at Bristol Beacon
  • Information, training and resources to help you as lockdown eases
  • An inspirational new edition of Sounding Board journal
Courses & Events
17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
NYMAZ hosts this five day online festival, bringing together music education professionals to explore and share best practice of online music delivery and learning