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The RIAM's annual Amplify Research Day brings together members of the RIAM Faculty as well as Masters and Doctorate students to present their research projects. The programme includes presentations, lightning talks, and performances.

RIAM Amplify Research Day 2019

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Recital Room, RIAM

Our guest speaker was Dr Denise White (Ulster University & Le Chéile Project) who spoke on the topic of inclusive creativity. The slides from Vourneen Ryan’s (RIAM Wind Faculty) presentation are available on the TARA Research Repository.

Ryan, Vourneen, ‘Can music performance anxiety be managed through mental skills training?’, presentation at RIAM Amplify Research Day, RIAM, Dublin, 11 April 2019. 

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Amplify Research Day 2019 Programme

10.00: Welcome & Introduction

10.05: Writing a harmony textbook for third level students – Jean Archibald and Marie Moran (RIAM Musicianship Faculty)

10.25: The solo piano works of Fanny Robinson – Réamonn Keary (RIAM Keyboard Faculty)

10.45: Arcangelo Corelli, Adagio from Sonate op 5/4: continuo realisation in French, Italian and German style – Solomiya Maksymiv (MMus)

11.00: Tea and Coffee

11.30: Can music performance anxiety be managed through mental skills training? – Vourneen Ryan (RIAM Wind Faculty)

11.55: An investigation on piano tone colours: Schumann meets Brahms – Kah Mun Ong (MMus)

12.10: Towards professionalism: a comparison of the development of European and American a cappella performance – Ciarán Kelly (MMus)

12.25: Compare and contrast the theme of love in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Beaumarchais’s The Marriage of Figaro – James Danaswamy (MMus) – Withdrawn

12.40: Historically informed and experimentally innovative: perceptions of the organ in contemporary society – Patrice Keegan (DMusPerf)

12.50: A performer’s exploration of selected nineteenth century solo piano works by female composers: an outline of planned approach – Deirbhile Brennan (DMusPerf)

1.00: Lunch (Not provided)

2.00: A performative examination of Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations – Alexander Bernstein (DMusPerf)

2.25: John Williams: changing the culture of the classical guitar – Michael O’Toole (RIAM Strings Faculty)

2.50: El Niño, an oratorio by John Adams: the story of the Nativity from the female perspective – Megan O’Neill (MMus)

3.05: ‘Suit your words to your music well’: a schematic approach to English Baroque word-setting and performance – Cathal Twomey (Maynooth University)

3.30: Break

3.45: Oral contraceptives and the voice – Dr Imelda Drumm (RIAM Vocal Faculty)

4.10: Gender in the orchestra – Faith Wasson (MMus)

4.25: The impact of inclusive creativity: improvisation, inclusion and innovation – Dr Denise White (Ulster University)

4.55: Close

5.00: Reception