Music Building, Sunday’s Well Rd
- Youth and education
The Department of Music at UCC is committed to the cultivation of a dynamic learning community dedicated to an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of music. The Department of Music fosters a remarkably broad range of research, teaching, music performance, original composition and other examples of creativity. Through its programmes of international concert and music workshops, the department actively promotes the appreciation of cultural diversity within the city of Cork. Staff and students involved in research and performances around the world likewise use music to engage positively with other societies, opening a window on Irish and European culture.
Our primary purpose is education and research, but both staff and students are involved in smaller musical projects which either take them abroad, bring musicians to us, or teach music from around the world. We have strong connections with Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the USA and the Maghreb. Recent workshop/ performances involved North Indian musicians and African groups are also on our concert programme. In 2007 the department will be represented in Tlemcen, Algeria, where Irish traditional musicians will work with an Andalus ensemble. In March a contingent from Tlemcen and Oujda (Morocco), will come to Cork to perform and provide workshops.