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For Immediate Release
The Contemporary Music Centre appoints new Chairperson, Dr. Cliona Doris
7 March 2011
The Contemporary Music Centre appoints Dr. Clíona Doris as the new chairperson of the board. Clíona has been a member of the board since 2007 and replaces Mary T. McAuliffe who steps down after a long number of years of dedicated service.
Dr. Clíona Doris is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, where she graduated with a Doctor of Music Degree in Performance and Music Literature, studying with the acclaimed harpist, Susann McDonald. As a concert harpist, Clíona has extensive experience as a soloist and chamber musician in Ireland and internationally. An active exponent of contemporary music, she has premiered works by many Irish composers. Clíona is Head of Orchestral Studies at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin and was Acting Head of the Conservatory in 2007-10. Cliona is a board member of the World Harp Congress, Music Generation (Ireland's National Music Education Programme) and Music Network.
"I am delighted to welcome Cliona Doris as the new chairperson of the Board, she is a passionate exponent of new music, a talented performer and a dedicated educator. The staff of the Contemporary Music Centre and I are very much looking forward to working with Clíona in the years ahead to build on the achievements of the previous chairperson, Mary T. McAuliffe and indeed the previous director, Eve O’Kelly." says Evonne Ferguson, Director, The Contemporary Music Centre.
The Board of the Contemporary Music Centre are Dr. Cliona Doris, Chariperson; Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin; Jacqueline Kelly; Róisín O'Connell; Fergus Sheil and Brian Irvine.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive, resource centre and promotional body for new music, supporting the work of Irish composers from the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
For further information on Dr. Cliona Doris, the Contemporary Music Centre and Irish composers contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tel: 01 6731922 Email firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.cmc.ie