Áine Mulvey joins the Singing & Social Inclusion Research Cluster (Directed by Profs. Helen Phelan and Hilary Moss) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance as part of a joint initiative with Sing Ireland, the association responsible for the development and promotion of group singing in Ireland. Sing Ireland have recently rolled out the pilot phase of a new initiative ‘YouthSing Ireland’ developed to support singing in participating primary schools. Áine’s post-doctoral research will examine the need for this work; the success of the pilot project in supplementing existing provision for youth singing, and its broader impact in terms of social inclusion and belonging. Áine holds a Masters in Music Performance from the Petrie School of Music, USA, and has recently completed a Ph.D. in Musicology in Dublin City University, where she was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council. In addition to her research work, Áine is a mezzo-soprano, vocal teacher and choral conductor. Áine has worked with many of Ireland’s top ensembles including the National Chamber Choir, Opera Ireland and the RTE Concert Orchestra and has recorded with New World Records and the Signum Classics record labels.
Sunday, June 12, 2022