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Music Regional Specialists

The Music and Creative Arts team exists to support and empower corps and centres in using music and creative arts in ministry and mission.

  • Andrew Dickinson

    Andrew

    Birmingham Region

    Andrew has been in post for 2 years, having previously worked as a finance analyst. Andrew soldiers at Birmingham Citadel corps where he is a bandsman. He is also principal horn in the International Staff Band.

    Andrew
  • Alex Gibson

    Alex Gibson

    Bishop's Stortford Region

    Alex grew up at Norwich Citadel and owes the corps a lot for his love of music and all things creative. Alex studied music at the Royal Northern College of Music. During his time there he enjoyed playing with musical outfits such as Black Dyke Band.

    Alex Gibson
  • Stephen Burn

    Stephen

    Leeds Region

    Stephen brings a wealth of experience having previously worked as a Divisional Music & Arts Director in Florida Division, USA South, before joining the MACA team two years ago. He is a bandsman & songster at Bedlington corps. Stephen is a singer, vocal leader, dramatist and brass player

    Stephen
  • Dean Jones

    Dean

    Newport Region

    Dean has been in post for 2 years, having previously worked as a Sub Editor in Music Ministries. Dean soldiers at Maidenhead Citadel corps where he plays in the band. His name will be well known to many as a composer of brass and choral music, as well as leading Salvation Brass.

    Dean
  • Bobby Weir

    Bobby Weir

    Scotland & Ireland Region

    Bobby has been with MACA for over 2 years. As a singer, pianist and cornet player Bobby’s musical skills are varied and he’s also a talented photographer. He soldiers at Cumbernauld Corps, where he plays in the band and is corps & songster pianist.

    Bobby
  • Dan Elson

    Dan

    Warrington Region

    Dan has been a MACA specialist for 2 years, having previously worked as a secondary music teacher. He soldiers at Liverpool Walton corps where he plays Bass in the band and bass guitar in the worship band. Dan is a composer, with works published in the SA journals

    Dan
  • Ira Thomas

    Ira

    West Malling Region

    Ira brings a wealth of experience to the team. Her background has seen her work in teaching, rehabilitation, music therapy and as Creative Worship Specialist. Ira soldiers at Sutton corps. She is a choral leader, singer, pianist and brass player, who also does creative writing and drama.

    Ira