Dr. Eva McMullan-Glossop

Eva is a talented musician with immense experience as an academic, teacher, conductor, lecturer, and performer. Eva’s areas of expertise include: music education, music in early childhood, contemporary music and the collaborative arts, music theory and analysis, as well as choral arranging.

Eva graduated from University College Cork in 2001 where she attained first place in the B.Mus degree program. Subsequently, Eva received scholarships from the Department of Music at UCC, including the Brian McCarthy Award, which is the largest bursary to be awarded by any individual department in the University, to pursue her studies. In 2003 Eva graduated with an M.Phil, while in 2011 she was awarded a PhD. Eva is a frequent presenter at the SMI annual conference and has written extensively for the Encyclopaedia of Music of Ireland that was published in 2014

In addition to her academic interests, Eva is currently the conductor of the University College Cork Choir with whom she has collaborated with a number of national and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles. The choir have performed alongside Cork Soprano Cara O’Sullivan, Iarla Ó’Lionáird, John Spillane and Karen Casey. In addition, they have also performed with the Kansas State University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Littrell, the Dublin Orchestral Players conducted by Dr. Ciarán Crilly, and NUIG Orchestra conducted by Mr. Hugh Kelly. Eva has transformed the choir since she has taken up the post of musical director in 2011 as

the emphasis of this choir is inclusivity and it shows…..staff members and students give their time and energy to make beautiful music while raising much needed funds for charity. Eva McMullan their conductor, has brought a sense of warmth and welcome to the choir. I look forward to the next adventure with the UCC choir! (Cara O’Sullivan)


Eva has also gained a lot of experience of teaching music to both preschool and primary school children. Being a mother of five children, Joe, Sam, Rosie-May,Archie and Penelope Jane, Eva is anxious to make music learning fun and accessible to children in an innovative way. Music4Children has therefore been designed with these initiatives in mind. Together with her colleague Padraig Wallace, Music4Children was launched in 2011 which brings a new innovative and exciting music programme to children of all abilities to Cork City and County. Enjoying remarkable success, this programme now extends its tuition to over 250 children with many older children, and indeed adults, accessing aspects of the programme.

Eva was nominated in 2014 for ‘Outstanding Citizen Award’ at UCC for her contribution to music education at the University through her work on Hands On: Feel the Music, a collaborative project taking place between Music4Children, the Disability Support Service and the Department of Music UCC.

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