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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 has been at Sound Connections since 2010 and is responsible for the overall strategy and governance of the charity. Previously, he was Head of LSO Discovery and prior to this, Education Director for Spitalfields Music and Head of Music and Media at a large inner-London FE college. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an advisor for the PRS for Music Foundation and a Trustee of the Music Education Council.

philip@sound-connections.org.uk

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Jennifer Raven

Jennifer Raven

Deputy Director

Jennifer Raven is Deputy Director of Sound Connections. She works with the Director to develop and deliver our business plan, grow our programmes, and build partnerships across the country. She also leads Sound Connections’ consultancy work with a focus on youth voice, evaluation and research. She has been at Sound Connections since 2014 (initially as Programme Manager).

Previously Jennifer worked within the music team at schools network Ark. In 2009 she co-founded Fairbeats – a charity with a focus on music-making for young refugees and new migrants – where she is now Development Director. Jennifer is also still active as a flute player and is a Trustee of the South East London Orchestra where her role focuses on Community Development.

jennifer@sound-connections.org.uk

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Jess Loveless

Jess Loveless

Programme Manager

Jess Loveless has been at Sound Connections since 2014. As Programme Manager she is in charge of our work with young people. As a member of the senior management team, she oversees Wired4Music and delivers youth voice training and consultancy. Jess has delivered consultation sessions for partners including EFDSS, Brighton Hub and Bristol Hub. Prior to working for Sound Connections she produced the Creative Learning programme for Rich Mix, where she established their annual Takeover Festival; bringing in new audiences and developing partnerships.

jessica@sound-connections.org.uk

 

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Abigail D'Amore

Abigail D'Amore

Associate Programme Manager

Abigail D’Amore is an independent music education consultant with expertise in informal and non-formal pedagogies and practice as a means of increasing student engagement and participation. She works across the music education sector as a programme manager, evaluator, adviser and strategic partner for organisations including PMLL, Friday Afternoons, NYMAZ, DBS Coaching, West Midlands Music Services Collective and has previously worked with Creative People and Places, UCL Institute of Education, the Music Path (Los Angeles) and various Music Education Hubs.

She was formerly Chief Executive of Musical Futures, which was recognised as one of the Finnish Hundred top global innovations in 2017. Abigail is a school governor of Hallow C of E Primary School (Worcestershire), Trustee of Music Mark and the Young Voices Foundation. She studied ethnomusicology, and is passionate about how music forms part of peoples’ lives.

abigail@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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Jasmine Kambi

Jasmine Kambi

Wired4Music Programme Producer

Jasmine Kambi is the Wired4Music Programme Producer, and works on Wired4Music programmes such as Generate as well as delivering the Wired4Music drop-in sessions for Londoners age 16-25. Before working with Sound Connections, she had been a Wired4Music member since 2013. She has also worked at Sadlers Wells Theatre for 5 years and is passionate about keeping arts accessible for the next generation of creators. As a Wired member she was involved in many of the organisations key projects such as Rising Futures, Generate and the Music Manifesto.

jasmine@sound-connections.org.uk

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Katie Whitbourn

Katie Whitbourn

Programme Assistant

Katie Whitbourn is Programme Assistant at Sound Connections and supports the team in all strands of their work. She is also responsible for our social media channels, the Sound Connections website and our fortnightly newsletter. Katie has recently completed an MA degree in Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick where she focused on arts education.

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