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RIAM Online Guest Lecture Series 2020/21

All lectures from the 2020/21 series are now available to view on YouTube

7 October 2020: Professor David Horne (Royal Northern College of Music, UK): ‘Composition and Performance before, after and beyond lockdown’ Watch on YouTube 

18 November 2020: Professor Stephen Emmerson (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Australia): ‘Creativity in the performance of Western Classical Music’ Watch on YouTube

2 December 2020: Adrian LeHarivel (Curator of British Art, National Gallery of Ireland): ‘A Visual History of the Orchestra 1: Monteverdi to Haydn’  Watch on YouTube

9 December 2020: Adrian LeHarivel (Curator of British Art, National Gallery of Ireland): ‘A Visual History of the Orchestra 2: Beethoven’s legacy’ Watch on YouTube

10 February 2021: Professor Samantha Owens (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): ‘Matthew Dubourg, Redmond Simpson and the Accumulation of Wealth by Professional Musicians in Eighteenth-Century Ireland and England’ Watch on YouTube Watch on YouTube

24 February 2021: Jonathan Impett (Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium and Middlesex University, London, UK): ‘Thinking music through technology’ Watch on YouTube

24 March 2021: Professor John Michael Cooper (Southwestern University, USA): 'Black Feminism, Margaret Bonds, and the Credo of W. E. B. Du Bois' Watch on YouTube

John Williams: New Directions in Classical Guitar

Online seminar on the impact of John Williams

Saturday, 5th June, 2-4 pm 

Speakers: Dr Michael O’Toole, Professor Steve Goss, Richard Harvey, Mike Stavrou 

RIAM Amplify Research Day 2021 

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Via Zoom 

Guest Speaker: Dr Enya Doyle, DipLCM FRSA AFHEA, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist 


09.30: Welcome and Introduction, Prof Deborah Kelleher (Director, RIAM)

09.35: NEWS in MAP: Women in Musical Leadership Report, Dr Enya Doyle 

09.55: Managing serious injuries as a musician, Doireann O'Carroll (MMus)

10.10: An investigation into the practical and beneficial applications of Voice Science in the studio, Matthew Mannion (MMus)

10.25: LIGHTNING TALK - Schumann's Fantasiestücke op 12, Chuhan Jin (MMus)

10.30: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party: Research and Development for the work in progress ‘The Mad Hatter's Tea Party’, an audio/visual installation for The Ark, Cultural Centre for Children (Summer 2021), Jonathan Nangle (Musicianship Faculty)

10.45: Break 

11.15: Implicit Curriculum: Improvisation Pedagogy of Nineteenth-Century Guitarists, Matthew Mazanek (DMusPerf)

11.40: ‘Even though the rain hides the stars’ The compositional style of Irish contemporary composer Liam Lawton, Mary Pedder Daly (DMusPerf)

12.00: Exploring Microtonal Music through Alois Hába's Fantasy for Solo Violin, Inana Garis (BMus)

12.15: Making an opera: the composing of Dreamcatchr (2017-2020), Dr Kevin O'Connell (Musicianship Faculty)

13.00: Lunch 

14.00: The Importance of Meaningful Communication in One-to-One Lessons for Visually Impaired Students, Maedhbh O'Rourke (MMus)

14.15: Beyond the score of Strauss’ lieder for Soprano – an investigation of the lieder traditions and pedagogy, Caroline Behan (MMus)

14.30: Covid 19 and Singing: Industry, Educational and Individual Considerations in a time of Pandemic and Beyond, Dr Imelda Drumm (Vocal Faculty)

14.55: Philip Glass: Piano Études for the 21st Century, Máire Carroll (DMusPerf)

15.20: Break 

15.35: Ancient to avant-garde: an exploration of the progression of the organ in Ireland, Patrice Keegan (DMusPerf)

16.00: LIGHTNING TALK - Relationship Based Learning and Music Student’s Self Efficacy: A Brief Introduction, Douglas Carnes (DMusPerf)

16.05: Vignettes: Ellis Island: A Performer’s Perspective, Madeline Judge (DMusPerf)

16.30: Hearing the Unheard, Prof Lynsey Callaghan (Head of Programmes and Research)

16.55: Close, Prof Denise Neary (Director of Academic Studies for RIAM DMusPerf)