Paul McNulty


Paul read music at Queen’s University, Belfast and graduated with a first class honours degree and a Masters in Twentieth-century Music. While there he was organ scholar at St Anne’s Cathedral and subsequently studied with Desmond Hunter. Paul went on to lecture at many universities throughout Ireland including Queen’s, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Maynooth. While living in Belfast, Paul held a prominent organ position at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church and was Director of the Ulster College of Music.

Paul then went on to spend several years at the University of Durham completing his PhD studies on the music of Olivier Messiaen. While there he held various organ positions and taught in the School of Music and School of Education.

Since returning to Ireland Paul has worked part-time at DIT in the Department of Academic Studies and was recently appointed to the post of Assistant Lecturer. His research interests are wide-ranging and include twentieth-century music, Wagner, the philosophy of music, and analytical techniques.

From 2007-2012 Paul was programme chair for the BMus programme.