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Welcome to Music at UCC

UCC's Department of Music is committed to the cultivation -- through creativity in teaching, research, composition and performance -- of a dynamic learning community dedicated to an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of music. The Department has long been known as a centre of excellence for both the study and the practice of music.

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Happening On 23/05/2024
14 May 2024

Droppin' Science - European Hip-Hop Studies Network Conference 2024 - The Granary, 23-26 May

The ERC CIPHER Team in collaboration with University College Cork’s Centre for Arts Research and Practice is geeked to welcome submissions for DROPPIN’ SCIENCE: Hip Hop Ciphering and Deciphering, the seventh annual Meeting of the European HipHop Studies Network.  This year’s meeting is free and open to the public thanks to the European Research Council’s support of the CIPHER: Hip Hop Interpellation knowledge mapping project.
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Happening On 07/05/2024
19 Apr 2024

Final Recitals - 7th & 8th May 2024 - Ó Riada Hall & Cyprus Avenue

The Department of Music is proud to present two days of performances by our final year students. Taking place in the beautiful Ó Riada Hall in UCC’s Music Building in Sunday’s Well and in the well-known music venue, Cyprus Avenue, in the city centre, we hope you can join us for an exciting range of short concerts, featuring popular, traditional and classical musicians and singers from our BA and BMus programmes.
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Happening On 21/03/2024
15 Mar 2024

Music Postgraduate Webinar - 21st March 2024

The Department of Music at University College Cork is hosting an online webinar to provide information about its taught postgraduate programmes.  There will be a short presentation from programme teams on the following programmes: Ethnomusicology, MA Irish Traditional Music , MA Experimental Sound Practice, MA Music, HDip Music and Cultural History, MA    
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12 Feb 2024

UCC Music community outreach at St Gabriel's Special School

On 8 February 2024, Students of the UCC Music Department performed at St. Gabiel’s Special School. Students Tisa Maunder-Bushell, Luca Gambirasio, Mengwei Zhang, Yalun Yang and Decheng Shao were giving imaginary four season’s music performance to interact with the kids and staff at the school. Dr. Lijuan Qian mediated and photographed this community outreach.  
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