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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.
Ann Cleare is a composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments and hybrid instrumental design. She also lectures in composition at the University of York. Her work has been presented by broadcasters such as the BBC and RTE and she recently featured in the New York Times in advance of her inclusion in the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.