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 Our Music Director 

Martin Cropper has been the Music Director of SMA since xxxx. He is passionate about chamber music and has been fortunate to study and perform with some of the world’s most inspiring chamber musicians.

Martin shares his energy and enthusiasm for music between Sheffield Music Academy and Oakham School, where he is now in his xth year as Head of Strings. Martin also has over 20 years of experience working with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and regularly gives workshops for Music in the Round.

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General Manager 

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 Our Office Team 

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.

Board of Trustees

Meet our fantastic Board of Trustees! All of our Board members volunteer their time, expertise and advice to ensure that Sheffield Music Academy continues to thrive. If you are interested in joining the board then please contact Jess for more information and to arrange an informal meeting. 

Trisha Cooper
John Payne
Ian Falconer
SMA Board Member Emily Pieters
Emily Pieters
Sara Unwin
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Rachel Mallaband
Angela Brumpton

In our accordance with our Conflicts of Interest Policy, each trustee made a full written disclosure of interests when they were appointed, covering their relationships, and other posts held, that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure is kept in the Academy’s Register of Interests and is updated at least annually, and whenever a new potential conflict arises.


Our Conflicts of Interests Policy and our current Register of Interests are attached below