Sounding Board special edition: Arts & Health 

Our call out to Sound Sense members for arts & health submissions mustered an incredible response leading to a vibrant, informative and practical June edition of Sounding Board. This edition clearly showcases the diverse, creative and skilful ways our community musician members use music to promote health and wellbeing.

In this issue, Thea Jacob reviews the new Power of Music report, explaining England's Integrated Care Systems and providing pathways to action for community musicians to raise the profile of music for health work. We also hear from More Music, Soundcastle, Bristol Beacon and Comhaltas in Britain about their arts & health programmes, social prescribing and cross-sector partnership working... and much more!

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Earthsong at Ilam Park, Derbyshire, for the Green Space Dark Skies project

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17 June 2022
  • Introducing our newest team member
  • Sound Sense at ISME 2022
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15 June 2022
Join Sound Sense live online for our series of monthly gatherings for community musicians
Courses & Events
17 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
The 35th annual conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) will be held online and will comprise of presentations, talks, workshops and performances revolving around the theme, 'a visible voice'
25 July 2022 - 30 July 2022
Musicians Without Borders is running a week-long training in the Netherlands, focusing on working with people impacted and displaced by conflict and war