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Music Generation appoints new Development Officer

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, has announced the appointment of accomplished singer and music educator Róisín Egan to the role of Music Generation Development Officer for County Sligo.

In her new role, Egan will build on Music Generation Sligo’s foundations, further developing the extensive performance music education programme first established in the county in 2011 and working with the organisation’s local team to create opportunities for children and young people to access high quality, affordable tuition within their communities.

Sligo is one of 25 areas of Ireland currently participating in Music Generation projects, Nationally, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills, while in Sligo. the programme is managed by Sligo Local Music Education Partnership, led by MSLETB in partnership with Sligo County Council Arts Office, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare Committee, Cranmore Regeneration and the local music sector.

A Sligo native, Róisín Egan has been involved with Music Generation in the county since the start, first as a musician educator and for the past six years as Lead Special Educational Needs Tutor. As a member of the team she also co-authored a resource methodology book for postgraduate teachers of children with Special Educational Needs: ‘Con Tutti Music and Autism a practical method for developing a music programme for children with Autism’.

Róisín Egan said:

‘I am delighted to take up the role as Music Development Officer for Music Generation Sligo. Music Generation Sligo has been a force in Sligo since 2011, adding and contributing to Sligo’s rich musical landscape and bringing performance music education to the four corners of our beautiful county and beyond. I look forward to opening many new doors in Music Generation Sligo and nurturing and expanding the creativity in the programme together with an experienced team of Music Educators. Together, our goal is to bring music performance to the forefront and create opportunities for young people in Sligo.’

Header photo: Róisín Egan © Colin Gillen