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We’re hugely grateful for the wealth of experience our Patron and Board of Trustees bring to Open Up Music.

If you’d like to find out more about joining our Board, please email


Dr Clarence Adoo MBE, Patron of Open Up Music

Dr Clarence Adoo MBE (he/him)

A founding member of the British Paraorchestra and RNS Moves, Clarence was one of the UK’s top trumpeters before becoming paralysed from the neck down in 1995. Since then, he has re-launched his music career through technology.


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Judith Webster (she/her) - Chair

Judith is the CEO for the Association of British Orchestras. She was previously CEO of Music for Youth for ten years, transforming national events and the annual MFY Proms to be more inclusive. Judith started her career as a music therapist.


Sam Duffy (she/her) - Treasurer

Sam is a Finance professional with experience in charity, commercial and Higher Education organisations. She is also a Researcher in music, education and technology and currently works as Research Officer at the Royal Academy of Music. Sam plays saxophone with a number of jazz ensembles.

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Jocelyn Watkins (she/her) - Safeguarding Trustee

Jocelyn is Director of Music at Treloar School and College and has been working in the area of music and disability for the past 14 years. Jocelyn has been involved with Open Orchestras for the past seven years.

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David Ward (he/him)

David is an International Programmes Manager with The British Academy, with a background in public funding, evaluation and impact. Before this he worked for arts and education organisations in London and Canada. He plays the cello.

Dr Liz Lane, Open Up Music Trustee

Dr Liz Lane (she/her)

Liz is a British composer whose music has been played by some of the world’s top musicians in major concert halls and venues throughout the UK and internationally. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England.

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Rebecca Sandiford (she/her)


Rebecca is Lead Curator for BBC Television and Images Archives and is studying for an MSc in Business & Strategic Leadership. Rebecca was previously a BBC Music Commissioning Executive where she led BBC Music Day, celebrating the power of music and showcasing diverse musical creativity across the UK.

Rosemary Johnson MBE

Rosemary Johnson MBE (she/her)

Rosemary is Director of the Vaughan Williams Foundation. She was, for 20 years, Executive Director of the Royal Philharmonic Society, supporting young musicians through commissions, conducting schemes and bursaries.

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