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

Sounding Board journal now online

We're celebrating 30 years of publishing Sounding Board, the journal of community music with moving to an all-new digital format that will enable you to access your member journal on any device, wherever you are.

In our latest issue, Sound Sense members share their experiences on how they have adapted their work during recent months, how working together for better participatory practice will benefit the sector, tips for advocating for music during a pandemic and much more.  Find out more >>

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News & Views
06 August 2020
  • Sounding Board journal: our second digital issue is now online
  • More support to help you work safely as lockdown measures ease
  • Sound Sense board elections announced for Autumn 2020
05 August 2020
Sound Sense is run for its members by its members - people like you who form the board of Sound Sense, writes chair Siggy Patchitt. Each year a number of board members have to retire, and this year there are places for four members available for election.
Courses & Events
15 August 2020 - 22 August 2020
This two-part Goldsmiths course will explore positive and affirmative models of disability and neuro diversity and how we can both include disabled musicians and use music to access some very real benefits
18 August 2020
Join NYMAZ and Dovetail Trio for this interactive online workshop
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.