Dr Ailbhe Kenny
Dr Ailbhe Kenny is a lecturer in Music Education at Mary Immaculate College and is the current acting Head of the Department of Arts Education and Physical Education. Ailbhe holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and gained both Bachelor of Education and Master in Music Education degrees from St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University.
She was a EURIAS fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Germany for 17-18. A Fulbright Scholar, Ailbhe spent the academic year 14-15 at Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University. Before taking up her current position at MIC, Ailbhe held a research fellowship and also lectured in Music Education at St Patrick’s College.
She 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. Ailbhe was awarded the MIC President's Bursary for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2014 and was a finalist in the Shannon Consortium Award for Excellence in Higher Education Teaching and Learning in 2016.