Stewart Campbell MBA, CMgr MCMI, FRSA
Stewart has dedicated his career to date to artistic direction and cultural leadership. As Director of University of Sheffield Concerts Stewart is responsible for the design, delivery and development of a first class external facing performance programme, featuring concerts, festivals, education and outreach initiatives, and other creative arts projects.
Artistically, Stewart instigates and leads large-scale engagement projects from artistic inception to completion, regularly commissioning internationally renowned artists and programmes, and leading sustained projects with children and young people, including University students. From a business perspective he oversees strategy, development, and business planning for the Concerts Unit, and has managerial oversight and responsibility for all aspects and supporting infrastructure, including administrative and operational resourcing, line management of the Concerts Team, and financial control and planning.
Alongside his work at the University Stewart has a professional singing career as a tenor. Actively involved with sacred choral music, he has held professional singing positions at Southwell Minster and Sheffield Cathedral, contributing to daily services, regular concert engagements, national radio broadcasts, CD recordings and international tours. Stewart is also in demand as a concert soloist, and recitalist, regularly performing with choirs and orchestras across the region.
In recognition of his contribution to the arts and creative industries he was awarded a Fellowship to the Royal Society of Arts in 2016, achieved Chartered Status with the Chartered Management Institute in 2017, and recently completed a Masters in Business Administration qualification with the Open University Business School. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for 'Classical Sheffield', a charity committed to championing classical music-making across the Sheffield city region.
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.
Creative Marketing & Communications Lead (Freelance)
Sally Hodgson BA (Hons)
Sally works across audience development, marketing, distribution and project management. With her strong background in marketing, press and publicity she has successfully promoted live music, theatre, comedy, dance and film at a range of venues including Nottingham Playhouse and Lakeside Arts at the University of Nottingham.
In 2010 Sally went freelance and her contracts have included delivering a full marketing campaign for the Nott Dance festival from Dance4 and promoting a three-day cross art form festival in Leicester working with De Montfort University, the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and LU Arts at Loughborough University. She went on to work with LU Arts to help streamline and improve their customer relation systems and develop and implement a new website and ticketing system.
Sally also works within the independent film sector and has run regional marketing campaigns for films including the BAFTA-winning I, Daniel Blake and Moonlight, winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards. She also distributes independent feature documentary films, working with cinema venues across the UK, bringing on board various partners and sponsors to run grassroots marketing activities.
Concerts Officer: Operations and Administration
Jenny is currently in her third 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, including the Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra and the Hallam Sinfonia. Over the past two years 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 for a second year. In her free time, Jenny loves going to concerts, playing board games and walking in the Peak District.
Concerts Officer: Marketing and Digital Media
Nadim is a third year student and pianist at the University of Sheffield. He has been involved with various ensembles and societies around the university as an orchestral composer, conductor and musical director, and he currently acts as secretary for the Music Department Society. Nadim enjoys a large range of musical genres and, in his spare time, enjoys attending concerts, going for walks around Sheffield, baking and dogs.