The 7th annual SIMMposium

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Looking out at the seating from the Milton Court Theatre Stage


About this event:

Event type:
Booking required | In-person | Online
£10.30 for online access £78.20 for in-person access

Event information

The 7th annual SIMMposium will take place from Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 December 2022 at Milton Court in London. It is hosted by Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the research platform SIMM (Social Impact of Music Making), in collaboration and with the support of Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship

The three day conference will focus on many aspects of SIMM research, including overarching themes of "assessing impact", "inclusion / empowerment", "interprofessional collaboration", "the practice of facilitation" and "training socially engaged musicians".

The keynote speech will be delivered by Prof. Hartmut Rosa (Friedrich Schiller Universität) - "Being in Resonance in Social Music Projects" - on the first day of the conference.

View the full schedule.

Highlights of the event include:

Professor Jonathan Vaughan, Guildhall School's Principal, commented "I am delighted that Guildhall School has been selected for the second time as the venue for this prestigious international event, focused on a goal which we hold very closely to our heart, which is to better understand how participatory musical activities may lead to social good, and how this understanding can support the training of the musicians of the future."

Details of how to register (both live and online attendance are possible) are available on Eventbrite, and specific enquiries may be made to

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Venue information

Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.

Milton Court, 1 Milton Street, London, EC2Y 9BH