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For 11-18s

Future sound

We inspire, connect and open doors to the music industry so that MINORITISED young talent has an equal chance to realise their creative potential.

Inspired by the critically acclaimed and award-winning musician Abram Wilson, we provide visibility, access and opportunity within an industry which is often closed to all but the most privileged.

We meet young people exactly where they’re at

Whether that’s at school, in the community or online – and encourage them to find their unique musical identity. 

We offer practical support to emerging musicians and music professionals

by sharing valuable connections and opportunities.

Latest ProjectS

In the 2022-23 academic year we ran two Future Sound projects in Manchester with Manchester Co-operative Academies, and a two-term project at Mossbourne Community Academy in London.

Future Sound

Find out about our career development programme for up-and-coming artists and music industry professionals to help you get ahead in the industry, and all our free online resources which can be accessed anytime.



  • Future Sound Manchester on film

    We’re pleased to share the video highlights of our latest Future Sound programme, which ran earlier this summer in Manchester.  You can watch it here.  The project was led by saxophonist, composer and…

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  • Jennie to step down as CEO

    We have some big news to share from our founder and CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson and Chair of Trustees Collette Philip. Jennie will be stepping down as CEO of the Abram Wilson charity…

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  • Supporting emerging creatives : a publisher’s perspective 

    As with many creative industries, getting started in illustrating can be tough. Not all publishers are willing to put time and resources into nurturing and commissioning new talent.  When our CEO Jennie Cashman…

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“Abram Wilson is an inspiring organisation. It reminds me always that music is vital
not just creatively, but socially – and that music can transform us all for the better.
It’s a privilege to support such positive, innovative people and their musical mentees.”

Ilana, Abram Wilson donor