Aideen McLaughlin Appointed Music Development Officer for Music Generation South Dublin
Following a call for applications last November, Music Generation and South Dublin County Council have announced the appointment of Aideen McLaughlin as Music Development Officer for Music Generation South Dublin.
A native of Carlow, McLaughlin holds a BMus degree and an MA in Musicology from NUI Maynooth, in addition to a diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Dublin Business School.
Previously, McLaughlin held the post of Resource Worker with Music Generation Carlow, where she worked both as a member of the operational team and as a musician on the Early Years and Vocal programmes. In this role she also directed the Borris Vocational School Music Generation Transition Year (TY) Choir for their 2013 composition project titled Speranza, which was co-written with the TY students and composer Linda Buckley, and led the 2015 Music Generation Carlow collaborative project between Borris Vocational School and composer Glen Austin.
Commenting on her appointment, McLaughlin said:
I am delighted to take up this new role at Music Generation South Dublin and I look forward to working closely with our partners, funders and participants to enable access to music tuition for children and young people in the region.
In recent years, McLaughlin has been a member of several award-winning choral groups including Carlow Young Artists’ Choir, the NUI Maynooth Chamber Choir, Schola Gregoriana Maynooth, The Academy Chamber Choir in Tullamore (awarded ‘Choir of the Year’ at the Navan Choral Festival 2012) and the Newbridge Gospel Choir.
In her new role as Music Development Officer she will be responsible for driving the artistic and developmental vision for music services in Music Generation South Dublin.
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