This report is an audit and evaluation of the exemplar Music Education Partnership (MEP) models in County Donegal and the City of Dublin by Karan Thompson Consulting (KTCL).
This is a report by Karan Thompson Consulting Ltd. on the outcomes of a 6-month Music Education Project funded by the Arts Council and led by Music Network and the Music Education Working Group, advocating the need for the full implementation of a national system of Local Music Education Partnerships, as recommended in the 2003 Music Network feasibility study report.
This is a practical document, providing information and advice for developing local Music Education Partnerships (MEPs) in Ireland. Its contents include guiding principles for partnership development; recommendations regarding structures and administration; policy frameworks and sources of potential support for emerging MEPs, as well as information on two existing pilot MEPs currently receiving funding from the Department of Education and Science, and the music education services they provide at local level.
This document records and analyses the outcomes of a mapping process managed by Karan Thompson Consulting Ltd. as part of the 6-month Music Education Project (January - June 2006), funded by the Arts Council and led by Music Network and the Music Education Working Group. The process focused on investigating the current levels of partnership-based music education activity currently taking place in Ireland, as well as the main areas of need experienced by these partnerships in attempting to deliver effective and accessible music education services in their area.
Music Network Feasibility Study Report - A National System of Local Music Education Services is published as the culmination of a feasibility study conducted by Music Network, the national music development organisation. The study took 18 months (2001-2003) to complete with more than 220 Irish and international parties contributing to the consultation process and was jointly funded by the Departments of Education and Science and Arts, Sport and Tourism.
The report identifies the gap in current local music education and recommends the establishment of a cost-effective, national network of county-based Local Music Education Services. These will provide subsidised instrumental and vocal music education to children outside of school hours and complementary music-curriculum support to local schools during school hours. The new system will draw upon existing local facilities and resources, and VECs and Education Centres around Ireland will play key service-delivery roles.
Dingle Education Project Report (PDF 224kb)
Results of a project carried out by Music Network in Dingle which tested a hypothetical model using live music in the classroom in such a way as to add value to overall educational provision.
Results of a project carried out by Music Network in Tallaght and Clondalkin which tested a hypothetical model using live music in the classroom in such a way as to add value to overall educational provision.
This report evaluates the a series of three education projects in Letterkenny, Clifden and Tralee inspired by Bach's celebrated Goldberg Variations, which took place in conjunction with the Music Network/ESB Barry Douglas tour in Autumn 2000.
A Review of Music Education in Ireland, incorporating the Final Report of the Music Education National Debate (MEND - Phase 3)
With thanks to Frank Heneghan for allowing this report to be posted on the Music Network website