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Administrative Staff

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Our core team of administrative staff are the small, powerful motor behind Sheffield Music Academy, ensuring that it runs efficiently and flawlessly. Based in our Psalter Lane offices, they deal with all aspects of the academy, from parent enquiries and timetabling to safeguarding and concert organisation.  


Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them via phone or email with any queries you may have, from admissions to upcoming events.


General Manager

Matt Wigley


Matt grew up in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, before moving to the University of Nottingham to study music. Immersed in a musical world, Matt found his passion for a career in music. After completing an internship at the University of Birmingham, Matt moved to Suffolk to coordinate the Centre for Advanced Training Aldeburgh Young Musicians at Snape Maltings, ultimately progressing to Programme Manager. Matt then moved to the Glasshouse/Sage Gateshead as Head of Young People’s programme, leading Sage Gateshead’s plethora of education, community and engagement work, including the CAT. He then acted as Senior Producer, Make Music, at Sage Gateshead, until July 2023. Matt is delighted to continue his journey at Sheffield Music Academy - bringing experience, passion and vision.


Gertruda Briedyte


Having recently completed her Masters in Music Management at the University of Sheffield, Gertruda is really excited to be joining the SMA team. She moved from Lithuania to Sheffield in 2019 in order to do an undergraduate degree in Music & Philosophy and fell in love with the city right away.

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