We are pleased to announce that Helen Thomas has been invited to join the SMA Committee to assist with the promotion and development of the Society’s activities. Helen will be finding ways to increase awareness of the Society’s aims, to develop the benefits of membership, and to promote the activities of the Society within the UK and overseas.

Helen’s experience includes promotion of copyright repertoire for Oxford University Press, administration of the Manchester-based new music ensemble Psappha, and the development of The Cornerstone Festival in Liverpool. She recently submitted her PhD on metaphors of temporality in European avant-garde at Lancaster University where she also works as a visiting lecturer. She is currently employed as Research Associate (Music) on the Ageing Creatively project at Newcastle University. In addition, Helen is Membership Development Officer for the Royal Musical Association which provides opportunity to support the interests of the Society within a UK network of musical sub-disciplines.