Events & Courses
UK, South West England
Training the Community Musician 2022
21 February 2022 - 22 February 2022
Join us at Bristol Beacon for our annual event looking at how we train, nurture and support community music practitioners. TTCM 2022 is the third in a series of symposiums delivered by Sound Sense in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and Bristol Music Trust.

As in previous years, TTCM 2022 will embrace an ethos of provocation and inclusivity. Day one of the event will involve presentations, workshops and conversations exploring the theme: How do we prepare community musicians for the challenges of 21st century practice? Presenters and topics will include:

  • Ben Vleminckx, Evolve Music: How do we diversify the community music workforce and make training opportunities accessible to underrepresented individuals?
  • Dr Ignacio Agrimbau & Marie Negus, SoCo Music Project: Sustainable Early Years Music - in practice
  • Jaimee & Ron Jensen-McDaniel: Outside the boundary: preparing community
    musicians for work where community music is not established
  • Nell Farrally: Evaluation practices in community music: initial findings from PhD research project – implications for YOUR practice?
  • Rachael PerrinSoundcastle: Wellbeing is for us too!
  • Siggy Patchitt & Julia Roderick, Bristol Beacon: Arts and Health – the future of
    community music?

During day two we will use Open Space Technology to continue and deepen our conversations, facilitated by Elspeth Murray.




A word on Covid

Given the continuing challenging situation, we appreciate that plans can suddenly
change. If you purchase a ticket and are then unable to attend, we will offer you a
refund. Please be assured that Sound Sense and our host partner Bristol Beacon is
making every effort to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone.


Venue Details:
Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR