Dorothy Conaghan - recent international presentations

Equality in Instrumental Music Education: A European Perspective

A final year PhD candidate at the School of Education, Dorothy Conaghan’s work is focused on access and progression in Instrumental Music Education in Ireland from an Equality of Condition perspective.

Dorothy has spent much of last term working with scholars, researchers and staff at the University of Music and Performing Arts, the Institute for Cultural Management, and the Institute for Music Pedagogy Vienna. She has lectured and presented her research work at the European Music School Union (EMU) and gave the opening address at the EMU Stockholm Capacity-Building Seminar in 2018 and at the EMU Tallinn, Estonia conference in April 2019. In Autumn 2019, Dorothy presented her research findings at the 2nd European Music School Symposium in Vienna and curated and moderated the International Roundtable Forum on the role of group tuition and its place in the future of instrumental music education. She has recently presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and at the Society for Music Education in Ireland.  Dorothy’s PhD research is funded by the Irish Research Council and  is supervised by Professor Kathleen Lynch (Founding Chair of Equality Studies) at the School of Education.