Dr Mark Fitzgerald


Mark Fitzgerald completed his PhD on rhythmic structuring in the late works of Alban Berg at Trinity College Dublin in 2004. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth from 2004–2008. He was appointed to his current position in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in September 2008. Mark was Executive Editor of The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press, 2013) for which he also wrote a number of articles. In collaboration with musicians from DIT and organisations such as CMC and RTÉ he has devised and programmed events focusing on Irish composers (Sunlight and Shadow: The Music of Frederick May, 2011; The Music of Raymond Deane, in celebration of his 60th birthday). He has given presentations on his work at conferences in Dublin, Maynooth, Thessaloniki, Braga, Paris, Rome, London, Durham and Bristol and has given guest seminars in University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Queen’s University Belfast and in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In 2015, 2017 and 2018 he curated the Dublin City Council/CMC Musical Tales concerts. In September 2016 RTÉ performed his reconstruction of Frederick May’s Symphonic Ballad as part of its Composing the Island Festival. He has taken part in numerous radio programmes, most recently as one of the contributors to the Cross Currents series devised by Jonathan Grimes http://www.crosscurrents.ie/ In October 2016 Mark was appointed a Trinity College Long Room Hub Visiting Fellow. In 2018 he was appointed to the Board of the JSMI (Journal of the Society of Musicology, Ireland) https://www.musicologyireland.com/jsmi/index.php/journal 



Forthcoming publications include an article entitled 'A belated arrival: the delayed acceptance of musical modernity in Irish composition for Irish Studies Review and an article on Frederick May. 





PhDs supervised to completion:

Seán MacErlaine: Redesigning a Performance Practice: Synergising Woodwind Improvisation with Bespoke Software Technology, 2014

Adrian Smith: The Preservation of Subjectivity Through Form: The Radical Restructuring of Disintegrated Material in the Music of Gerald Barry, Raymond Deane and Kevin Volans, 2014

Joe Kehoe: The Evolution of the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra 1926–1954

M Phils supervised to completion:

David Scott: The Development of the Irish Art Song 1900–30

Current Research Students:

Varazdat Khachatryan: Re-assessing Rachmaninov’s Legacy: The Piano Concertos and the Evolution of his Musical Style

Stephen McCann: The Men Behind the Wire: Protest and Counter-Hegemony in the Music of the Troubles

Email: mark.fitzgerald@dit.ie