Music Generation Meath
Music Generation Development Officer: Aoife O'Connell
Irish soprano Aoife O’Connell graduated with an MA in Opera Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, a first class honours BA in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and an M.Phil in Theatre and Performance from Trinity College, Dublin. She studied with renowned Irish soprano Suzanne Murphy.
Aoife has worked as a professional opera singer in the UK and Ireland with companies such as Cork Opera House, Constella Ballet, West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy Opera, Iford Arts, BBC Proms, Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company and Opra Cymru. Most recently in 2019, Aoife was a part of the Cork Midsummer Festival’s production of The Stalls as well as singing the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem in Ely Cathedral.
During her time in the UK, Aoife became very interested in music education, working on outreach projects with companies including Glyndebourne Opera, Opera North, Theatre Royal Norwich and Irish National Opera. As an animateur she worked with many organisations, designing and delivering education projects in schools, notably Leeds Diocese School’s Singing Programme and Ripon Cathedral’s singing outreach programmes. Aoife approaches the role of Music Development Officer in Meath with a wealth of experience and a desire to make music education accessible to all.
Music Generation Meath is managed by Meath Local Music Education Partnership, led by Louth and Meath Education and Training Board in partnership with Meath County Council and with support from Meath County Childcare Committee.