Music Generation Waterford
Music Generation Development Officer: Shauna McCullough
Shauna McCullough takes up the role of Music Development Officer for Music Generation Waterford after working as lead brass tutor with Music Generation Cork City for the past five years. She has enjoyed a varied career as a musician, performance music educator, conductor and music education programme developer. Shauna is a BMus Graduate of CIT Cork School of Music and holds an MA in Music Education from Mary Immaculate College Limerick.
Shauna previously held a position in the Irish Defence Forces as a trumpet player in Band 1 Southern Brigade before pursuing her passion for music education in a full-time capacity. Shauna continues to perform as a member of various orchestras and ensembles including the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra.Shauna brings a wealth of experience to Waterford having spent many years working with children and young people throughout Cork City and County in schools and community settings. She is a passionate advocate for community-based music education and creating opportunities for children and young people to access progressive pathways to begin life-long journeys within music education and performance. During her time at Music Generation Cork City she worked on a number of programmes and projects including ‘Bold as Brass’, ‘Brass Off!’, Cork Jazz Fringe Festival and the UNESCO Cities of Learning Conference.
Shauna has presented her MA Research at conferences including the Society for Music Education Ireland Conference (2014, 2016) and the 32nd Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow. Shauna was a lead artist in the pioneering research initiative ‘Exploring Teacher/Artist partnerships as a model for CPD supporting and enhancing Arts Education, initiated by the Association of Teacher Education Centres Ireland.
Music Generation Waterford is managed by Waterford Music Education Partnership, led by Wexford and Waterford Education and Training Board in partnership with Waterford City and County Council.