Dr Jeremy Sleith named Sing Up Foundation Chair of Trustees

UK charity The Sing Up Foundation has announced that Dr Jeremy Sleith has been appointed as the next Chair of the organisation’s Board of Trustees. He will take over from David Sulkin OBE.

Dr Sleith brings extensive experience in the music education sector as Head of St Helen’s Music Service since 2008 and has been a Trustee of the Sing Up Foundation since 2020. 

He also brings a particular interest in music and the arts for health and wellbeing as a long-standing advocate for programmes that support young people’s engagement and attainment, in addition to promoting arts on prescription alongside colleagues in health and young people’s services in St Helen’s.

Jeremy Sleith said, ‘I feel very fortunate to be taking over the role of Chair from David as he has laid the secure foundations for the work we have been developing. It has been great to be involved with the Sing Up Foundation as we bring together a broad range of resources and approaches to support young people at this most-needed time. 

‘Those involved in music-making and music education already know the power that music has to change lives. With the expert panels and other development work over the last year, it has been exciting to bring together workshop leaders, therapists and other health, community, and educational specialists to inform and support the work of the Foundation moving forward.’

As the charitable arm of national singing organisation Sing Up, The Sing Up Foundation produces, promotes and creates opportunities for children and young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing through singing.