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
UCC Music Lecturer Wins €2million Global Hip Hop Study Grant
UCC lecturer in Popular Music Studies, Dr J. Griffith Rollefson has secured a €2m research grant to undertake the world’s first global study of hip hop music and culture. The award from the European Research Council will fund a five year project to study hip hop on six continents.Read Article