Rosaleen Molloy is the National Director of Music Generation and has over 25 years’ experience working in the arts and cultural sector in Ireland across local government, non-profit and social entrepreneurship arenas. Rosaleen was appointed the first National Director to Music Generation in 2010. During that time, she has led the organisation from start-up and scaled it into a successful and sustainable multi-million-euro national programme that gives thousands of children and young people access to music education. She has extensive experience of brokering successful strategic partnerships across philanthropy (U2, The Ireland Funds, Bank of America, Stavros Niarchos Foundation), central government (Department of Education, The Arts Council, Creative Ireland) local statutory agencies (Education and Training Boards, Local Authorities) and local communities.
Previous strategic leadership roles include Wexford County Council Arts Officer, Director of County Wexford Education & Cultural Programmes and Director of Arts in the Classroom. An honours graduate of the Music and Education Departments of University College Cork, Rosaleen was the first Irish person to be awarded Artist Teacher and Master Teacher Certification from the Choral Music Experience Institute, USA. A lifelong learner, recent professional development initiatives include Harvard Business School Fellowship in Non-Profit Leadership and MSc Pathway from UCD Smurfit Business School. Rosaleen was recently appointed by the Minister for Culture to the Culture Ireland Expert Advisory Group.