Welcome to the Department of Music
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. Since the 1980s it has undergone expansion and modernization in several important respects: the broadening of its undergraduate curriculum to encompass potentially all types of music as objects of study; the adoption of an approach to teaching and learning that is not narrowly vocational but which provides students with eminently practical experience of scholarship and creativity (composition and performance); and the expansion of postgraduate studies. Today the Department is more active, delivering many more programmes and public events, than at any time in its history.
News and Events
Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP
Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP/An tOllamh Micheál Ó Súilleabháin ar shlí na fírinne
It is with great sadness that UCC has learned of the passing of musician, composer, academic and educator, Professor Emeritus Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, former colleague and friend. During his tenure at UCC, 1975 – 1993, he was responsible for developing the study of Irish Traditional Music and taking it to a whole new level. He raised its profile and status, not only within the university, but also on a national and international stage. His sensitive and innovative approach made it accessible to all, while at the same time he was instrumental in gathering the music at its source and in the setting up of numerous archives.