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Meet the Sound Connections team

Our dedicated team work across our specialisms to create high quality musical opportunities for young Londoners, support music practitioners and strengthen the music sector. Read more and get in touch!

Philip Flood

Philip Flood

Director

Philip Flood is responsible for the strategy and overall management of the organisation. He is a member of the GLA Music Education Steering Group and adviser to a range of music organisations. Previously, he was Head of LSO Discovery and prior to this, Education Director for Spitalfields Festival and Head of Music and Media at a large London FE college. He is an advisor for the PRS for Music Foundation and has also been a trustee of spnm, now Sound and Music, and the British Arts Festivals Association.

philip@sound-connections.org.uk

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Jennifer Raven

Jennifer Raven

Programme Manager

Jennifer Raven leads on Youth Voice and Challenging Circumstances strands, as well as providing specialist consultancy to a wide range of partner organisations to increase participation. Previously she worked for ARK Schools. In 2009 she co-founded Fairbeats! a charity with a focus on music-making for young refugees and new migrant communities. Jennifer studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and University of Bristol.

jennifer@sound-connections.org.uk

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Julia Roderick

Julia Roderick

Programme Manager

Julia Roderick manages our early years strand, including the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) and Early Years Apprenticeship Programme, as well as supporting the delivery of Sound Connections’ training activity. Previously she worked for Aurora Orchestra, as Director of Learning and Participation, where she developed the flourishing concert series Far Far Away for babies and toddlers. She has also worked for Wigmore Hall and City of London Sinfonia.

julia@sound-connections.org.uk

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Tej Adeleye

Tej Adeleye

Programme Coordinator

Tej Adeleye is Programme Coordinator at Sound Connections. She supports the delivery of the Early Years, Challenging Circumstances and Workforce Development programmes, and Sound Connections’ consultancy service.  She has previously worked in a variety of social justice, youth arts and media organisations. Tej is also a journalist and radio show host – you can tune in every Sunday morning at 10am on NTS Radio for her show, Floating Roofs, for interviews, jazz and worldwide folk.

tej@sound-connections.org.uk

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Helen Evans

Helen Evans

Programme Coordinator

Helen Evans is a Programme Coordinator at Sound Connections, and she is responsible for organising Sound Connections’ training programmes. She devises and manages courses and provides information, advice and guidance to music leaders and teachers. She is the main point of contact for Music Education Hubs and organisations engaging with singing and organises singing training events.

helen@sound-connections.org.uk

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Adem Holness

Adem Holness

Wired4Music Producer

Adem works on Wired4Music, the network for Londoners aged 16-25 all interested in music. Co-producing events and creating opportunities for people aged 16-25, while directly supporting network members through practical advice and guidance. Adem is always on hand for a chat, either at Wired4Music drop-ins or on the phone. Outside of his role at Sound Connections, Adem can be found producing and promoting live music around the country as well as writing and performing original music.

adem@sound-connections.org.uk

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