The music education scheme run by Music Network with funding from U2 and The Ireland Funds is recruiting musicians and music educators for the school year 2012/2013.
New Music Alive Book II, a free workbook of eight lessons for music educators, was launched on 1 April.
The funding regime has been reformed so that it is now decided on a ‘per pupil’ basis, with weighting for deprived areas. Aiming towards a fairer regime, some areas such as Manchester will see funding for music education drop as a result.
Twelve Études for GuitarGamelan Media (GAM0004)Reviewing a live performance by Benjamin Dwyer of his Twelve Études for Guitar in the The Journal of Music last year, Rob Casey applauded the diverse technical challenges and genre-spanning rea
Improvements in music education are down to political will
Music education and the musical country
Which social groups are more likely to attend different music events? Why are some people many times more likely to be involved in music than others? Are some people excluded from musical life?
One of the Forum for Music in Ireland’s most important roles has been its highlighting of the slow development of music education in Ireland. It does this through its bi-annual meetings, its website and its campaigns.
Challenging the standard idea that traditional singing ‘can’t be taught’, Fintan Vallely argues that there is now an urgent necessity to do so.
Dr Evelyn Grant, Chair, Forum for Music in Ireland/Fóram don Cheol in Éirinn, writes:Your editorial in the May-June issue outlines ‘two movements’ in music education in Ireland. You refer to the Forum for Music in Ireland and Music...
Gay McKeon, CEO, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin 1, writes:Traditional Irish music is, for a variety of reasons, often banished to the margins of mainstream music debate.
The matter of providing state-funded music education services is still unresolved.
Talk about ‘music education’ in Ireland is actually about classical music education.
Rosaleen Molloy, on behalf of the Board of CNC, Cork, writes:The Board of CNC/Association of Irish Choirs welcomes the publication of ‘Chorus for Change’ by Michael Mc Glynn (JMI, Sep–Oct ’06) in which he raised a number of pertinent...
The time is right to look at choral music in Ireland as a whole and open up a debate concerning its future.
Jan O’Sullivan TD, Spokesperson on Education and Science, Labour Party, writes:With regard to the music education debate in recent issues of JMI, the Labour Party recently published a policy document entitled art4all which should be of inte
Olwyn Enright TD, Spokesperson on Education and Science, Fine Gael, writes:I have followed, with a great deal of interest, the ongoing debate in JMI regarding the challenges facing music today.
Ita Beausang’s article on music education in the Sept-Oct issue of JMI evoked a strong letter from Richard Pine in our last issue. In this email debate we bring the two together to further discuss the future of music education in Ireland.
Richard Pine, Dublin, writes:I wish I shared Ita Beausang’s optimism. I wish rain was beer. But I don’t and it isn’t. In her article on music education she asks ‘Where do we go from here?’ My answer is ‘Nowhere, absolutely...
Rosaleen Molloy, Co.
Music schools, the IAMS and music education in Ireland.
Dear Editor,Having heard Professor Brian Norton’s excellent address to the Forum for Music in Ireland, I was delighted to read his article in the Jan-Feb JMI on the subject of music and economic development.
Experienced music teachers share their thoughts on various aspects of instrumental tuition.
Music produces wealth, but has music education been reluctant to use economic arguments to obtain additional funding from Government?
In a new series of articles, experienced instrumental teachers share their thoughts on various aspects of instrumental tuition. Each issue wil focus on a different instrument.
Education: WIT Music School.
The teaching of music technology in second-level education.
Dear Editor,I was very interested to read Raymond Deane’s article on music and education in the May/June issue of the JMI.
Music Network – Ireland’s national music development organisation – has recently proposed an innovative system of national music education services based on national research.
Many who have had the benefit of a music education are surprised to learn how many others go without.
Music teacher Arthur Sealy takes up the issues raised by Raymond Deane in his recent article on the use of his composition Seachanges (with danse macabre) in the Leaving Cert. examination.
The Forum for Music in Ireland’s recent two-day plenary meeting took place on 4 & 5 April in Waterford hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology Music Department.
Raymond Deane reflects on what happened next when his piece Seachanges (with danse macabre) was selected for inclusion in the Leaving Certificate examination.
The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) has been established to promote and foster musical scholarship in all its forms.
The first ‘European Community Music Gathering’ takes place in the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, on 28th-30th March 2003.
The Forum for Music in Ireland – An Introduction to its Activities.
What next for Irish music education?
In the second part of her article, Ita Beausang charts the changes over the last century in music education in Irish schools and third level music education.
Ita Beausang charts the changes in music education in Ireland in instrumental tuition, music in schools, and third level music education.
Richard Pine examines the issues surrounding the establishment of an Irish Academy for the Performing Arts.
The Terms of Reference for the Music Board of Ireland, which was established to formulate a strategic plan for the development of the music industry
Dear Editor,Greetings to all at JMI as a new academic year gets underway.Keep up the effort to produce a lively, informative and informed Journal of Music in Ireland. It is needed. And, don't be put off by the silence!
Barry Burgess presents an overview of his experiences in music education in Northern Ireland.
A submission to the Minister for Education and Science on the Irish Academy for the Performing Arts.
A reply to Barra Boydell's article in the last issue of JMI on music education at third level.
A submission on music education to the Government from the Forum for Music in Ireland.
Lecturer in Music in NUI Maynooth, Barra Boydell discusses the slide in standards in third-level music in Ireland.