Music Generation

round21. Round 2 Music Generation Funding

The call for applications for Round 2 Music Generation funding is expected to be announced on September 6. The deadline for applications is 5.00 p.m. Thursday, November 3. Music Education Partnerships intending to apply for Round 2 are advised to allow sufficient lead-in and planning time over the coming months in developing plans and engaging in public consultation. While amendments may be made to sections of the Guidelines Documents available here, it is unlikely that they will be changed substantially for Round 2. Music Education Partnerships are advised to consult the Guidelines Documents in detail.


nationalseminar2. Music Generation National Seminar

Booking Now Open! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 National Music Education Partnership Seminar, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. 9.30 am - 4.00 pm.  

Get involved in Music Generation: the U2 and Ireland Funds supported National Music Education Programme. Come along to the seminar to:  


  • Find out more about Round 2 funding
  • Share information and learning from Round 1
  • Find out about developments in Louth, Mayo and Sligo 
  • Network with a wide range of individuals and organisations 
  • Engage in discussion
  • Get energised about music education in Ireland!


This conference is open to anyone interested in music education or simply finding out more about Music Generation. Cost €25

To book your place now, contact Artscope. T: 01 505 9582 E: 



mgmayo3. Music Generation Mayo: Now recruiting for the position of Co-ordinator


Co. Mayo Vocational Education Committee invites applications for the position of Co-ordinator for Music Generation Mayo. The Co-ordinator will be appointed by Co. Mayo V.E.C. and will be responsible for managing an extensive music education programme on behalf of the Music Education Partnership in Co. Mayo. Application form and further details of the post can be downloaded here or are available from the Personnel Section, on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope (A4). Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms for the above post (hard copy only) is 12.00 noon on Friday July 29, 2011.  



nomination4. Music Generation Shortlisted for Allianz Business to Arts Award

Music Generation is pleased to announce that it has recently been shortlisted for an Allianz Business to Arts Award in the category of 'Best Use of Creativity in the Community'. This year's awards will be presented by President Mary McAleese on Monday 5 September at Dublin Castle.

"We are delighted that Music Generation is among the applications that have been shortlisted for this prestigious national award", said Rosaleen Molloy, Director, Music Generation. "It provides well deserved acknowledgement and recognition for our donors - U2 and The Ireland Funds, for Music Generation's achievements since our launch in January of this year and for the music education movement in Ireland."

Now in its 20th year, the Allianz Business to Arts Awards seek to embrace and recognise examples of arts and business organisations working together in areas such as mentoring, training, staff development, commissioning artists and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. For further details about the awards visit Businesss to Arts.



lyricfm5. RTÉ lyric fm - Listenback 


RTÉ lyric fm 96-99fm - Music Generation's official media partner.

Throughout the month of June, RTÉ lyric fm presenters took a trip down memory lane to share memories of their own music education. Listen back here. Featured presenters include Evelyn Grant, Trish Taylor, Carl Corcoran and Eamonn Lenihan. 


6. Society for Music Education in Ireland: Annual Conference & Call for Papers


SMEI inaugural annual conference Music Department, University College Cork 11 - 13 November 2011. Keynote Speaker: Phil Mullen, Goldsmiths University London.


Call for papers, poster and workshop proposals which address one or more of the following general areas:
  • Music learning and teaching
  • Music development
  • Music, community, culture
  • Music education policy
  • Music, education, society
  • Music education and theory
Individual, joint and group submissions welcome. Proposals should be submitted electronically on or before September 15 2011 to Michelle Finnerty at Further details on the conference will be uploaded later on the SMEI website

upcomingevents7. Upcoming Events


Association of Irish Choirs International Choral Conducting Summer School

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, August 14 - 19.

Up to 60 choral conductors, singers, teachers and musicians will work with a team of internationally renowned conductors and tutors. Expert tuition is offered at four levels, catering for the complete beginner right up to the advanced conductor. Complementing the formal classes is a series of workshops focussing on topics ranging from the physicality of singing to working with the very young choir to vocal production. Tutors include are Professor Volker Hempfling, Ildikó-Herboly Koscár , Donal Doherty and Bernie Sherlock. Further information from the Association of Irish Choirs website E: T: 061 234823 


For further information please contact

Music Generation,
c/o Music Network,
The Coach House,
Dublin Castle,
Dublin 2.

Telephone:  01 6719429
Fax:  01 6719430

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