Ita Beausang has recently retired from the School of Music and Drama in the Dublin Institute of Technology, where she held various teaching and administrative positions. Her research interests include music education in Ireland, Anglo-Irish music and music criticism.
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.
Music schools, the IAMS and music education in Ireland.
Dear Editor,In his wide-ranging article on new music criticism (‘A Eunuch’s Shadow’, Jan/Feb 2003) composer Benjamin Dwyer challenges the role of the music critic in assessing new music through the medium of the newspaper review. Thirty years...
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.