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Sarah Atter


Sarah Atter is a Manchester-based musician with extensive experience of devising and delivering education and community projects, alongside presenting concerts, student and teacher training, large-scale residencies, and consultancy work. She works across a variety of fields including music in healthcare, music in the community, music in education, music in criminal justice and collaborative cross-art form projects.

Sarah specialises in music facilitation and music engagement with vulnerable, challenging and hard-to-reach groups, and works both as an independent practitioner and in partnership with organisations including Manchester International Festival, Manchester Camerata, Streetwise Opera, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Music in Prisons.

Sarah also lectures on the Participatory Music course at The University of Manchester and works at the RNCM as one of Creative Project mentors for students. She designs and delivers artist development training for TiPP, Music in Hospitals and Care and Chetham’s School of Music.

Sarah is passionate about live music-making using instruments and voices, improvisation and composition, song-writing with groups and developing the musical skills of participants. ​She is a trained Arts Award Adviser and an Artsmark Partner.

As the Creative Director of Tram Tracks - a creative composition project conceived by Sarah and delivered in partnership with the Bridgewater Hall - Sarah worked with a team of practitioners and musicians, as well as nearly 100 community and education groups across Greater Manchester to write a song for every stop on the tram network. These can all be found on Youtube!

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