Stewart Campbell BMus (Hons), PGDip Business Admin (Open), CMgr MCMI, FRSA
Stewart provides strategic and artistic leadership of University of Sheffield Concerts. He is responsible for designing the creative programme of concerts, festivals and other music project and has managerial oversight a for all aspects of the Concerts Unit and supporting infrastructure, including resourcing, development, and line management of the Concerts Team.
Alongside working at the University, Stewart also has a professional singing career as a tenor. Singing regularly with the choir of Sheffield Cathedral, he participates in concert engagements, numerous national radio broadcasts, CD recordings and international tours. Stewart is also in demand as a soloist, and recitalist, and often works as a producer for CD recording projects for choral and vocal music.
Sophia McNeill BMus (Hons)
Sophia started work as Concerts Administrator in February 2016. Since graduating from The Department of Music in 2011, she has worked at Cheltenham Music Festival as well as several smaller festivals, for the composer David Matthews, and at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham. Aside from her work life, she is co-founder and curator of the pop-up contemporary classical night Strangers Sounds in Birmingham, loves spending time outdoors, making photographs, and doting over her Border Terrier, Jaz.
Marketing Officer (Freelance)
Rob's passion for all things music and discovery lends itself well to this position of marketing the Concerts series! He believes a genre should not define an artist or a concert and the eclectic mix of artists on show never cease to amaze him!
Adult Participation Producer (Freelance)
Nicholas Cox first came to Sheffield in 2003 to study music at the University. Since graduating with honours in September 2006, and up until September 2016, he was a Songman at Sheffield Cathedral. Alongside a busy programme of regular performances with the choir, he has toured extensively in Europe, recorded two CDs (one of which he produced and engineered) and has sung Choral Evensong live on BBC Radio 3 several times.
Since 2007, Nicholas has managed Sheffield Cathedral’s Sing! project. The project works in partnership with, and is part-funded by, Sheffield Music Hub to fulfil the aim of enabling every child in Sheffield to find their voice and to change lives through music and singing. During the last academic year, Sing! worked in over 40 primary schools and with nearly 2000 Key Stage 2 children. Recent projects have included a massed choir of 150 children singing to a packed Motorpoint Arena at the opening ceremony of the Sainsbury’s UK School Games, Emil And The Detectives - a community opera written and performance by children from five primary schools, working in partnership with Sheffield university’s Music department, and Sweet Bells Charity Christmas CD, featuring specially composed modern arrangements of classic carols (including Good Kind Wenceslas in 7/8 for you time signature fans).
Nicholas has also achieved much success as a songwriter, his music has sound- tracked Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea, the BBC’s coverage of Women’s International Football, received radio play on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 2 amongst others, and his now-defunct band’s debut record (Screaming Maldini) got to #3 in Japan in 2014. The band performed extensively across the UK, and toured in France and Japan. He is also a producer and a composer of music for media, working under the name nicholas alexander (www.nicholasalexander.org)
Outside of Music, Nicholas is a keen road cyclist (he prefers going uphill to downhill), reader of books, lover of film (a devoted Wittertainee) and devourer of food.
Forged in Sheffield Officer
Katie Williamson BMus (Hons)
Forged in Sheffield Officer
Jenny is currently in her second year studying Music at Sheffield University. Having participated in musical activities since she was young, Jenny is now involved with university orchestras and ensembles here in Sheffield. Over the past year she has enjoyed volunteering alongside other music students at events in the city and is now excited to be working as a member of the Concerts Team. In her free time, Jenny loves going to concerts, playing Scrabble and attempting to bake.
Digital and Creative Media Officer
Originally from Liverpool, Matt moved to Sheffield in 2013 to begin his undergraduate degree in Music and Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He has just returned home from his year abroad in Spain to complete his final year of study, during which he will be occupying the post of Digital and Creative Media Officer; looking after the social media accounts to support and promote University of Sheffield Concerts' array of live music events. Alongside Matt's studies he loves composing original music, zooming around the Peak District on his bike and playing Articulate until the early hours of the morning.
Global Soundtracks Officer
Tom Lennie is your Global Soundtracks Officer and he is here to be your personal guide to the broad and beautifully wonderful ‘world’ of music. He was born in London, but grew up in Bedford in one of England’s most culturally diverse areas. It was there where he first discovered musical traditions that breached the typical Western programme. His path was set, as he became a musician, researcher, traveller, writer and now a concerts promoter and organiser.
He completed a degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of Plymouth and took the amazing opportunity to visit the Gambia, to study west African rhythm. He later joined a Balinese Gamelan orchestra and he also spent time learning the shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute). He then went on to spend several years teaching English in different countries, where he enjoyed living the culture and appreciating the music. Since returning to England to study an MA Psychology of Music, he took a post in Sheffield University’s wonderful Concerts team, where he promotes exciting and culturally diverse folk music. He loves what he does and enjoys it most when he gets to share his enthusiasm with others.
Come along and say hi at the next gig. There is nothing Tom loves more than talking about his favourite topic.
Sound Laboratory Officer
Alex studied for a BMus and then an MA in Composition at the University of Sheffield. During his MA he worked in various roles at the Concert Series before moving to his current remote job having returned the warmer climes of the south of England. Alex is the sometimes regretful owner of an ever growing eurorack modular system which consumes an increasing amount of his time (and money!) He also tweets: @agw62