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Trustees.

Adrian Hooper

Adrian Hooper

Chair of Trustees

Adrian has been at the forefront of music and music technology education for over 40 years, writing and developing qualifications, training teachers and running some of the countries first courses in further and higher education colleges to offer music technology as a subject.  He has also worked for awarding bodies, advised governments and performed as both a guitarist and keyboard player.

Adrian has also taught in secondary schools and has been very active as a composer and songwriter and continues to make music using technology.

Anne Bourner

Anne Bourner

Treasurer

Anne describes herself as a geologist and a musician. Her career in music and music education notably includes her position as Vice Principal of The Manchester College, Head of Music & Performance at The Manchester College and an examiner for BTEC.

Anne has also been heavily involved with the Jubilee Sailing Trust as a Watch Leader.

She currently holds the post as a trustee of the Ruswarp Village Hall.

Leon Patel

Leon Patel

Trustee

Based in Manchester UK, Leon is a freelance musician, project manager and director of three leading cultural arts organisations. As a musician, he is fascinated by all things percussive. For the last 20 years he has focused on Afro-centric music and arts traditions eventually finding his main passion and focus in Global Carnival.

As an arts leader, he has helped to develop many of the Northwest’s leading carnival arts organisations, guiding them to produce high quality participatory arts and touring productions. Leon’s main focus and passion over the last ten years has been the development of the social enterprise Global Grooves as CEO.

Leon has also helped to develop the arts Module within the British Council’s ‘Active Citizens’ programme as well as being a Clore fellow 2014. More recently he has taken the lead on the development of a new Northwest Centre for Carnival Arts initiated by Global Grooves due to open in Mossley, Greater Manchester in 2021.

Mark Ludlam

Mark Ludlam

Trustee

Mark is a businessman in the legal, medical techology and education technology sectors. As a solicitor and entrepreneur, Mark brings considerable business and corporate governance experience to the Board of Trustees at OmniMusic.

Mark’s late brother, Daniel, suffered from Turners Syndrome and a learning disability. One of the joys of Daniel’s life was to perform music and dance in a group. Mark will strive always to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play, sing, dance and be merry.

Mark Rowland

Mark Rowland

Trustee

Mark Rowland is a graduate from the University of Chester. He is a musician, DJ and advocate of Assistive Music Technology.

He has worked on collaborative projects using innovative music technology with artists and projects including Jools Holland and Bonnie Tyler through the Drake Music project, DJ Fresh, Smirnoff Mindtunes and musician development at Valley Community Theatre.

Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas

Trustee

Pete Thomas is a British music producer, TV and film composer, recording musician, and saxophonist. He was born in London and is based in Southampton, England. He has worked as head of jazz and pop performance at University of Southampton, where he also taught saxophone and composition. He had one of his first professional gigs with Fats Domino. This led to working with Joe Jackson on his Jumpin’ Jive album and world tours, as saxophonist and co-arranger. He composed music for Blue Ice featuring Michael Caine, Monkey Business for Meridian TV and American Kickboxer II. His work has also been featured in the video game Fallout New Vegas.

Pete has a long standing interest in assistive music technology and how it is used to enable disabled musicians to perform. He has written articles on ‘Music Technology and Special Needs’ for Sound on Sound magazine, which included a feature on Doug Briggs, founder of OmniMusic.