Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education programme, has announced the appointment of Dr Jennifer O’Connor-Madsen to the role of Music Education Partnership (MEP) Support Manager.
In this new position within the Music Generation National Development Office, Jennifer will play a key role in supporting the development of existing and newly established Local Music education Partnerships across the organisation’s National Network.
Jennifer will bring significant knowledge and expertise to the role spanning the fields of music education and project management, most recently in her capacity as Music Development Officer for Music Generation Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. She has more than a decade’s experience teaching piano, group keyboard and music theory to children in primary school settings, as well as having lectured in music at third level in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra (DCU). In 2013, Jennifer developed the RIAM Teaching Network, the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s online music education platform.
Jennifer holds a BA (Hons), an MA and a PhD in musicology from Maynooth University. Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2010, explored the role of women and music in nineteenth-century Dublin. She is the founder and organiser of the Women and Music in Ireland Conference series and has contributed to numerous documentaries, conferences and articles on the subject.