Music Generation Programme to be Launched in Dublin City
Music Generation, the national music education programme that is already running in 25 areas in Ireland, has announced that it will soon launch in Dublin City also.
The Dublin City programme will have a specific focus on vocal performance – including group and solo singing, rap, beatboxing, spoken word and songwriting – and will focus on young people in disadvantaged areas.
In order to roll out the programme, the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) is currently seeking to hire a Development Officer with a broad understanding of vocal tuition and the skills to develop a programme that will respond to young people in the capital.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Crone, Director of Schools in CDETB, said:
We’re delighted to get underway with this fantastic new initiative for Dublin City. In recent months we have really seen how creativity, music and song can provide joy and respite for children and young people, giving them a voice and a means to express themselves during times of challenge. Together with our passionate and energised partners in the City we’re looking forward to creating access to music for many more children and young people in the months and years to come.
Initiated by Music Network in 2010, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education, and Local Music Education Partnerships (LMEPs). The Dublin City programme will be led by CDETB and Dublin City Council with support from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Technological University Dublin, the National Concert Hall and The Ark.
Music Generation’s first three phases, from 2010 to 2019, saw the programme expand into areas throughout Ireland, from Donegal to Cork City and including South County Dublin. The music education programme now creates more than 67,000 music education opportunities around the country for children and young people annually, and 400 employment opportunities for music educators.
For more on the announcement and details of the Development Officer role, visit www.musicgeneration.ie.