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Ms. Hannah Fahey

Biography

Dr Hannah Fahey is course director of the Bachelor of Arts in Voice at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is an academic, singer and voice educator and she has performed internationally as a soloist and ensemble singer in medieval, contemporary and Irish music.

Her research interests lie in voice studies, vocal pedagogy and social singing and health. As a composer, she has created original music for film, radio, aerial dance and theatre. She recorded 'Let The Joyous Irish Sing Aloud! with medieval vocal ensemble Cantoral and she has directed numerous choral ensembles including Sionna, Limerick Gospel Choir, Lucernarium, Sonas:The UL Global Choir and the Irish World Academy Choir.

Research Interests

Vocal Pedagogy:

  • Contemporary vocal pedagogy.
  • Teaching singing online.
  • Pedagogical approaches to different genres.
  • Vocal acoustics
  • Singing ideology.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument.
  • Developing voices

Social Singing, Health & Wellbeing.



Teaching Interests

I have developed modules in Voice Studies and Vocal Pedagogy, and my teaching interests are primarily in those areas. I also teach Performance Studies and Ritual Studies, and I regularly contribute to the teaching of practical and performance skills through ensemble direction, performance workshop facilitation and one-to-one vocal teaching.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Chair, Voice Teachers Ireland (EVTA IRL)
  • 2017 Council Member, European Voice Teachers Association
  • 2017 Committee Member, International Congress of Voice Teachers
  • 2015 Member, Society for Music Education Ireland
  • Member, AOTOS UK

Committee

  • 2017 International Voice Teachers Congress Committee,
  • 2017 Voice Teachers Ireland,
  • 2017 European Voice Teachers Association ,

Award

  • 2015 - Locating the Gothic Legacy Award
  • 2012 - UL40 Scholarship for Postgraduate Study

Employment

  • Mary Immaculate College - Part Time Lecturer in Music Education
  • Music Generation Limerick City - Education

Language

  • Irish
  • English
  • French

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Stylistic pluralism and the experiences of classically trained teachers of singing in the Republic of Ireland
Fahey H.
(2021) Stylistic pluralism and the experiences of classically trained teachers of singing in the Republic of Ireland
In International Journal Of Music Education;
DOI: 10.1177/0255761421991247
[ULIR]

Compositions

2021

'As I Roved Out One Morning'
Fahey, H.
(2021) 'As I Roved Out One Morning'

2019

'If I Fall in the Liffey'
Fahey, H.
(2019) 'If I Fall in the Liffey'

2019

'Walls of Limerick'
Boccadoro, A., Benigi, R., Byrne, C., Fahey, H. & McGeeney, A.
(2019) 'Walls of Limerick'

2019

'The Voice of Pearl'
Fahey, H & Daly, J.
(2019) 'The Voice of Pearl'

2018

'Waves & Graves'
Fahey, H. & Daly, J.
(2018) 'Waves & Graves'

2018

'Spéirbhean'
Fahey, H. & Turner, K.
(2018) 'Spéirbhean'

2017

SYNTHESIS
Fahey, H.
(2017) SYNTHESIS

2016

'Cillín'
Fahey, H.
(2016) 'Cillín'

Conference Papers

2019

‘Stylistic Pluralism, Cultural Dissonance & Vocality in the Teaching of Singing in Ireland'
Fahey, H.
(2019) ‘Stylistic Pluralism, Cultural Dissonance & Vocality in the Teaching of Singing in Ireland'

Conference Presentations

2018

'Perspectives on Singing Health and Wellbeing'
Fahey, H.
(2018) 'Perspectives on Singing Health and Wellbeing'

2015

EUROVOX 2015 The Singers Voice: Rehearse, Record, Reflect and Write.
Fahey, H.
(2015) EUROVOX 2015 The Singers Voice: Rehearse, Record, Reflect and Write.

Invited paperss

2016

Locating the Lament: Re-imagining Lamentation For Modern Performance Settings
Fahey, H.
(2016) Locating the Lament: Re-imagining Lamentation For Modern Performance Settings

Exhibitions

2016

SYMBOLS: Culture of Death and Cultural Life. New Audiences and Creations Around European Cemetaries.
Fahey, H., Garcia-Reyes, P., Novoa, S., Herrero, A., Brady, L., Sanciu, O.
(2016) SYMBOLS: Culture of Death and Cultural Life. New Audiences and Creations Around European Cemetaries.

CDs

2014

Let the Joyous Irish Sing Aloud!
Cantoral: Sergent, C., Phelan, H., Lyons, S., Freedman, S., Fahey, H., Mannion, A., Magalhaes, C.
(2014) Let the Joyous Irish Sing Aloud!