New Role for Eve O’Kelly at Music Generation

Eve O’Kelly

New Role for Eve O’Kelly at Music Generation

Managerial position will play key role in 2016–2021 Strategic Plan.

Following notice of the post in July, Music Generation has announced the appointment of Eve O’Kelly as Music Education Partnership (MEP) Support and Development Manager. This new position will play a key role in the implementation of Music Generation’s just published 2016–2021 Strategic Plan and in its plans for expansion. 

Eve O’Kelly has worked with Music Generation over the past three years as a consultant. In this new full-time position, she will work more closely with the local MEPs and the National Development Office.

Eve O’Kelly commented:

Music Generation is, for me, the single most important initiative in music in Ireland in my lifetime. This post brings together all my prior experience in music education and music development and I am delighted to be working alongside the exceptional teams in the National Development Office and around the country.

A native of Cork, Eve O’Kelly holds BSc and BMus degrees from UCC and an MPhil by research from the University of London. She is an experienced music educator, having spent ten years in London teaching recorder, both as a contemporary and a historical instrument, at every level from primary and secondary schools through specialised music schools, workshops and the adult education sector, including summer schools in Britain, Ireland and the USA

From 1990 until 2010 she was Director of Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre, establishing it as the national archive and promotion agency for new music. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London), an honorary member and former board member of the International Association of Music Information Centres, a former visiting research fellow at the University of the Arts, London, and was adjunct professor of musicology at University College Dublin from 2011 to 2013.

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Published on 20 September 2016

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