Meet Our Team

Our core team is as follows:

Nick Howdle

Leader f/t – Usual working days: Mon-Fri

Nick has overall responsibility for Wiltshire Music Connect, the achievement of its outcomes and compliance with funding requirements.

Prior to leading Wiltshire Music Connect, Nick spent two years as Manager of Wiltshire Music Service.

His professional experience over the last 20 years has covered a broad range of organisations and settings within and beyond the arts & music including the regeneration of former mining communities in S Yorkshire. He’s backed this extensive experience up by undertaking CPD on an ongoing basis including training in facilitation and effective campaigning.

Nick is a former Director of Programmes at Youth Music, former Director of Sound Connections. He worked with Darren Henley and Marc Jaffrey on the  Music Manifesto Partnership & Advocacy Group,  and also sat on the Mayor of London’s Music Education Steering Group. He contributed key thinking to the National Plan for Music Education.

Nick is a guitarist, singer, songwriter / performer and parent.

Sophie Amstell 

Deputy Hub Lead f/t

Sophie leads on schools and curriculum development.

Sophie has worked in the arts learning sector for 20 years for organisations including Salisbury Festival, Hampshire Dance, Youth Dance England and Brighton Dome & Festival. She has also worked in a number of schools as an adviser and has taught BTEC Performing Arts.

When she’s not working for Wiltshire Music Connect she is busy being a mum and a school governor.

Victoria Moore

Business Manager –  Usual working days: Mon – Weds & Fri

Victoria is our Business Manager and oversees our marketing and communications strategy as well as general data management, dealing with day to day enquiries, and supporting the stakeholder board.

She enjoys textile design and crafts, including creating her own work as well as visiting exhibitions.