About us:  ICMUS (pronounced 'ick-moo' with a silent 's'), is an 'umbrella' organisation specilising in all aspects of creating and producing great community music projects.  From strategic planing in the early stages of a project, to fine-tuning the logisitcs of performance and recording, ICMUS is a flexible collective of individuals and network of professionals that can expand or shrink as the context requires.  From sourcing individual artists, consultants and workshop leaders to providing large-scale ensembles and full project mangement, we work with literally hundreds of musicians, composers, teachers, workshop leaders, artists, technicians etc., under the experienced guidance ICMUS' founder and artistic director, Mike Roberts: 

Mike Roberts - founder & artistic director  


Mike has over 20 years experience in Community Music as a composer, producer, pianist/MD and teacher.   His compositional debut was with The Jim Henson Organisation where, among other bizarre scenarios, he had the pleasure of writing for Joni Mitchell’s younger muppet incarnation, ‘Lola’.  As a Musical Director, Mike cut his teeth playing for The London Contemporary Dance Theatre before MD’ing a range of productions from London Pantos to inner-city outreach projects and local community musical theatre.  He has worked extensively with individual schools, amateur music ensembles and local authority music services whilst also co-directing a variety of larger-scale projects with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Wigmore Hall and The Barbican Centre. Complementing and informing his community work is an impressive portfolio of commercial work - with a range of clients including the BBC, Telemagination, Universal, Warner Chappell, Brook Lapping etc - and a significant teaching role as professor of Electronic Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.  [click for CV]

Core Team (click picture for Director's biog/CV)

Caroline Tucker

Director / Business Specialist

Matthew King

Director / Composer

Sarah Barnes

Company Secretary

Education Specialist

Hazel Farrow

Workshop Leader


The Fellowship Orchestra  

The Fellowship Orchestra is our own flexible ensemble that can expand, subtract, diversify and evolve as projects dictate.  It operates with a core membership of around 40 professional musicians that is complimented and transformed by additional players - either professional session players or, as is more frequently the case, amatuer musicians from community ensembles who are involved in the current project(s).  


We have an ever-growing Rosta of Community Musicians able to deliver workshops, performances, training, etc. as projects, large and small, dictate.  At the time of writing, this rosta includes:  

Chris Hatton Clarinet

Dora Chatzigeorgiou Violin

Daniel de Souza French Horn

Diogo Miguel Rodrigues Ramos Violin

Grace Warren Oboe

Jess Goff French Horn

Jess Ryan Double Bass

Kris Garfitt Trombone

Michael Mason Trumpet

Max Ellenberger Sax

Daniel Benn Cello

Marc Pell Drums

Christopher Brown Cello

Catriona Igoe French Horn

Matthew Rainsford Trumpet

Jane Salmon Trombone

Chloë Abbott Trumpet

Michelle Laimeche Violin

Mouche Cohen-Lamberger Violin

Cerys Ambrose-Evans Bassoon

Thomas Hickman Bassoon

Anaïs Laugenie Cello

Simon Little Bass

Anna Neale Voice


Jamie Fathers Sax

Mark Taylor Flute

May Dolan Viola

Myles Wakelyn Harkett Clarinet

Oscar Whight Trumpet

Rachel Coe Clarinet

Naomi McLean Cello

Peter Ryan French Horn

Simon Williams Flute

Stephen Williams Clarinet

Angel Sanchez Clarinet

Matthew King Composer