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 Catherine Birch discusses Reflexivity in practice and Anita Holford continues her series of articles on Growing your reach and impact. We also have some exciting news from Chiltern Music Therapy about how community musicians can engage with music therapists to deliver holistic pathways of care for the people they work with.   Find out more >>

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21 May 2020
  • Government funding announced for charities and social enterprises
  • Soundcastle launches community space to support practitioner wellbeing
  • Sounding Board: a new digital format for the journal of community music
14 May 2020
It's time to put together your submission for the 6th annual Community Music Student Research Symposium
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01 June 2020
Academy of Music and Sound are offering a free online course to help you with home recording - apply by 29 May
16 June 2020
A Westminister Media Forum policy conference identifying and delivering research priorities, collaboration and investment, and dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
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