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Welcome to Sound Sense

We are the UK professional association for community musicians. Since 1991, we have been proud to support, promote, and advocate for the many creative, highly-skilled and hardworking practitioners who make up the vibrant community music sector here in the UK and abroad. As a membership organisation, we welcome both individuals and organisations to join us, and offer a range of specially tailored membership packages, designed to benefit you in your practice. These include:

  • Public Liability Insurance cover
  • Access to enhanced DBS checks
  • Job, funding and professional development opportunities
  • Quarterly Sounding Board magazine, the journal of community music
  • Free advertising for your work in our publications and online presence
  • Listing in our ‘Find a Musician’ directory
  • Being plugged in to the community music network, offering opportunities for peer support and sharing practice

We are a community

Being a member of Sound Sense offers the reminder that you are not alone on your community music journey - we understand it can sometimes feel that way. You are part of a family of 800 practitioners and organisations, experiencing similar challenges and triumphs through your work to bring music-making to the lives of people and communities for positive social change.

 

** Images in the banner have been kindly shared with permission from our members. From left to right:

Xidus Pain
Soundcastle
Oi Musica's Brass Blast group

 

Sound Sense is run by its members for its members. Meet our Board and staff team here.
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