Music Generation

Volume 1, Edition 1


Call for Applications, Round 1 Deadline 5.00 p.m. March 31st, 2011

Music Generation is calling for applications from local Music Education Partnerships to apply for Round 1 funding.  Music Education Partnerships are eligible to apply for 50% funding, up to a maximum of €200,000 per year over three years. The closing date for Round 1 applications is 5.00p.m. Thursday March 31st, 2011. Full details are available on the Music Generation website. Funding for up to twelve Music Education Partnerships will be awarded on a phased basis from 2011-2015, most likely in three locations at a time. Round 2 is expected to be announced in the autumn of 2011.

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New Resources and FAQs added to Music Generation Website   


Our website is updated regularly; new resources recently added include Planning Tips for Music Education Partnerships, a draft Music Generation Reporting Framework and new Frequently Asked Questions. Keep up to date - subscribe to our RSS feed. Full details here.



Groundbreaking Development in Irish Music Education

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Within days of its announcement, Music Generation has incentivised one of the main gaps in Irish music education to be addressed - the absence of coordinated and publicly supported local infrastructure. Currently, 70% of the country has an established local Music Education Partnership with the remaining 30% in planning. This in itself is a significant breakthrough for music education in Ireland, the overall initiative hailed by The Sunday Times as a 'godsend'. Full details of local Music Education Partnerships that have been established are available here.



Let us know about your Music Education Partnership's local developments


Send us your news! If your Music Education Partnership is hosting public meetings, inviting proposals or arranging events, please let us know and all information will be added to the Music Generation website.  


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love:live music, Friday 8th April

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love:live music, Ireland's National Music Day is taking place on Friday 8th April 2011 - have you planned your local event? Why not provide a performance platform for musicians and encourage participation in your local area in what promises to be an extraordinary day of music making throughout Ireland! Register your event and find out what's on here.



Public Lecture on Arts Education and Social Transformation

The School of Education, Trinity College presents Arts Education and Social Transformation: Imagining a Better World with Professor Marie McCarthy. All are welcome to attend this presentation at the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 5-7pm. Admission free. RSVPs to, all other queries to Marita Kerin



Support Music Generation with The Ireland Funds

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Dalcroze Society of Ireland One­-Day Workshop

Saturday 19 March 2011 DIT, Kevin Street. Tutors: Karin Greenhead & Jacqueline Vann. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a powerful route towards developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement, based on the pedagogical approaches of the Swiss music educator Émile Jacques Dalcroze (1865-­1950).This remarkable approach offers teachers, musicians and performers of all ages and any stage the opportunity to enhance and enrich their skills. This workshop will be suited to music practitioners (performers, teachers etc.) and performing artists of all standards over the age of 18. Application forms are available by emailing Course fee €50/£50 stg.

Arts Council Traditional Arts Project Award 2011

The Arts Council has just announced a great funding opportunity for the traditional arts sector. The Traditional Arts Project Award is being reintroduced and is designed at a level which can accommodate highly creative, large scale and ambitious proposals which will have a lasting effect on the traditional arts landscape. This award is open to organisations and individuals and can be a collaborative project. The maximum amount available is €90,000. The closing date for this award is 31st March 2011. Please see the guidelines, criteria and application form here.  



National Campaign for the Arts

Music Generation supports the National Campaign for the Arts. Get behind this campaign and keep up the momentum - campaign for music education in your local area. Further information about the National Campaign for the Arts is available here.





Irish Music Education (IME) is a new resource for the music education community in Ireland. It has been set up to connect people who work in any aspect of music education, whether it is practice or research, formal or informal, based in school, studio, college, cultural organisation or wider community, and with people of whatever age or professional level within a multitude of music genres. Upcoming events being organised by IME include reading groups, practice groups and conferences. Click here for further details.  


The Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) was recently launched. SMEI acts as an umbrella group for music education and community music interests in Ireland. It has affiliate status with the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and as such provides a platform for music education in Ireland at an international level in areas of Research, Community Music Activity, Early Childhood Music Education, the Education of the Professional musician, Music Policy in Educational, Cultural and Mass Media Policies, Music in Schools and Teacher Education, Special Education: Music Therapy, Music Medicine, and Instrumental and Vocal Teaching. Click here for further details.



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MUSIC GENERATION c/o Music Network, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2   Tel: 01 6719429