Musical Futures Ireland: An Approach to Teaching & Learning

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
You are cordially invited to a seminar entitled ‘Musical Futures Ireland: An Approach to Teaching & Learning’ on Saturday 18th June 2016 from 10am – 4pm at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

This seminar will feature scholarly debate on Musical Futures as an approach to teaching and learning as well as practical workshops. It will be of particular interest to academics teaching and researching in the field of music education in Ireland, in addition to policymakers and those involved in curriculum reform. It will also be of interest to primary, post-primary or instrumental music teachers who wish to enhance their approach to music teaching and learning and may wish to pilot the approach in practice.

Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme, the aim of this seminar is to establish a network of academics, teachers (primary, post-primary, instrumental teachers), principals and policymakers in order to:

  • initiate a scholarly debate on non-formal teaching and informal learning in music education within the Irish context
  • engage in practical workshops using the Musical Futures approach (for more information see
  • discuss the ways in which the Musical Futures approach might be incorporated/adapted in schools
  • pilot the Musical Futures approach in a small number of primary and post-primary schools in Ireland

The event is free of charge, however numbers for the workshops are limited and will sell out fast! Please feel free to share with other teachers/principals/researchers who may also be interested.

To register, please click here. (

For further information, please get in touch using the contact details below.

Kind regards,



Dr Gwen Moore

Lecturer & Coordinator, MA Music Education

Department of Arts Education & Physical Education

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

South Circular Road


Phone: 061 204945


Webpage: GMoore AEPE

YouTube: G Moore MIC Ed Talks

Chair, Society for Music Education in Ireland