Brighton & Hove Music Trust

The business of the Music Trust Management Committee is to oversee the activities of the Trust, the purpose of which is to advance education by promoting the study and practice of music amongst students of all ages normally resident in Brighton & Hove. It is also the advisory board for SoundCity, the Music Education hub for Brighton & Hove.


The following areas currently constitute the main focus for the Trust:

  • Adult education & tuition

  • Ensembles, concerts and projects

  • Community projects

  • Bursaries to help those most in need

  • Advanced tuition to boost excellence

  • Pre-professional training for 16 year olds and upwards

  • Collaborative performing arts activities


The Trust is made up of the following members:

  • Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Festival

  • Louisa Damant, Interim Chair of Parents & Friends Association

  • William Deighan, Head Teacher, Varndean Secondary School

  • Cllr Tracey Hill, Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Cllr Siriol Hugh-Jones, Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Cllr Joe Miller, Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Jonah Philips - Student Representative

  • Pam Stiles - Co-opted Member


Registered charity no 1076169