The Conservatory is home to the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland – the national centre of excellence for the study and performance of music in Ireland. 

The Foundation was established in April 2013 to showcase the dynamic musical life of Ireland, manifested in performance, musicology, pedagogy, and composition, and to promote the study and performance of music in Ireland to national and international audiences, to the scholarly community, and to the music industry. 

Research Foundation projects include Music at the National Library of Ireland, Music at the Abbey Theatre, the Dublin Music Trade project and, in collaboration with University College Dublin, The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland – the single most important publication of its kind in the history of Irish music.

For more information, contact:
Dr Kerry Houston
Head of Academic Studies
tel. +353 (0)1 402 3478