Dr Ailbhe Kenny holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and gained both Bachelor of Education and Master in Music Education degrees from Dublin City University. Ailbhe is a EURIAS fellow (Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, 17-18) and Fulbright Scholar (Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University, 14-15). Before taking up her current position at MIC, Ailbhe held a research fellowship and also lectured in Music Education at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University. Ailbhe has worked as a primary teacher in a mainstream, learning support and specialist music teacher capacity and spent a year on secondment as Arts and Education Officer to ‘The Ark - A Cultural Centre For Children’ in Dublin. Ailbhe has led numerous professional development courses for teachers and is actively involved in community projects which includes directing the MIC Children's Choir (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=890Gm24Uvb4). She publishes regularly in international journals, handbooks and edited volumes, is author of Communities of Musical Practice (2016) and co-editor of Musician-Teacher Collaborations: Altering the Chord (2018).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
'Communities of musical practice’; musical lives of children of asylum seekers; teacher/artist partnerships; teacher education; music and arts governmental policy; social processes in music; creativity and the arts