Featured


Courses

WIT offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Courses Landing page

Study at WIT

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Study at WIT landing Page

Students

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Students Landing Page

Schools

WIT offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Schools Landing Page

International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at WIT.

International Landing Page

Research

WIT is recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

Research Landing Page

About

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

About Landing Page

Events

From virtual events to conferences, talks, public lectures and happenings in on-campus venues Waterford Institute of Technology is a hub of activity. Stay up to date with our calendar of upcoming events.

Events Landing Page

Dr. Hazel Farrell

Title:

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Music, Lecturer in Music

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Telephone:

+353 0 51302263

Room Name/ Num:

HA09

Campus:

College Street

arrow-down

My Biography

Hazel Farrell is an analytical musicologist who specialises in the area of 20th century and contemporary music with particular focus on Irish contemporary composition. She has been an employee of WIT since 1993 and works on the undergraduate and postgraduate music programmes in the Department of Creative and Performing Arts. She was awarded a PhD in 2002 from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and developed a keen interest in the area of Music Education during her time there. Hazel has been an active member of the Waterford New Music Week festival committee for many years and co-ordinated the festival on several occasions, in addition to completing many successful funding applications in collaboration with external partners Garter Lane Arts Centre (Arts Council of Ireland and Waterford City and County Council).

As programme leader of the BA (Hons) Music programme, Hazel has co-ordinated many successful events including Try Music, Leaving Cert Music Day, and a wide range of performance and outreach activities. She has undertaken professinal development training in Advanced Leadership Studies, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Developing your Emotional Intelligence, Leading Yourself, Scrum: Advanced, and Unconscious Bias.

 Hazel has also engaged in quite a lot of professional development in relation to blended and online teaching, learning and assessment. She designed and delivered the first fully online module in the School of Humanities - Western Art music: Baroque to Mid-20th Century. This reflects her interest in providing flexible and accessible educational opportunities for learners. She is currently developing an online Certificate in Music Appreciation and is also designing a Year Book in collaboration with the Year 4, BA (Hons) Music students, using the Book Creator app. This will be used to showcase their work in the final year of their degree programme at WIT, and to provide insight into what studying music at WIT involves for prospective music students.

Research

Hazel specialises in analytical musicology with particular focus on Irish contemporary composition. She also has a keen interest in music education. Most recently her research is focused on teaching, learning and assessment in blended and online contexts, with particular emphasis on the creative arts.

Publications:

  • Brian Boydell: Catalogue of Works”, The Life and Music of Brian Boydell, ed. G. Cox et al (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2003)
  • “Irish Minimalism: Eric Sweeney’s String Quartet 1996”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference Proceedings, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, (2004)
  •  “The Composition of a Composer: A Survey”, Teaching the Unteachable? The Role of Composition in Music Education, ed. Patricia Flynn, Conference Proceedings of Waterford New Music Week 2005 (Waterford: Orpheus Publications WIT, 2008)
  • “Irish Folk Tunes and Minimalist Techniques in the Musical Language of
  • Eric Sweeney: Concerto for Guitar (2004)”, Irish Musical Studies-11 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013)
  • Articles for Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (Dublin: UCD Press, 2013)
  • "Irish folk tunes & minimalist techniques in Eric Sweeney's Concerto for Guitar (2004)", Irish Musical Studies 11 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014)

Selected Conference Papers and Research:

  •  “Pitch Structure in the Early Darmstadt Works of Seóirse Bodley”, Seminar, Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick (2000)
  • “Macro-counterpoint in Frank Corcoran’s Piano Trio (1978)”, Royal Music Association 14th Irish Chapter Meeting, University College Dublin (2001)
  • “Brian Boydell: The Composer”, Keynote Address for “Boydell Day” at Waterford New Music Week (2002)
  •  “The Life and Music of John Kinsella”, Keynote Address for “Kinsella Day” at Waterford New Music Week (2004)
  •  “Octatonicism in Irish Composition: Philip Martin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (1986)”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, Queen’s University Belfast (2005)
  •  “A Minimal Irish Concerto: Eric Sweeney’s Sources”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, WIT (2008)
  •  “The Music of Eric Sweeney”, Lecture for Waterford New Music Week (2009)
  • “Challenging Convention: Eric Sweeney’s Violin Concerto (2011)”, Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, Dundalk Institute of Technology (2012)
  • “Recycling the Series: contextualisation in Eric Sweeney’s Ceol (2011) & The Invader (2013)”,  Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, NUI Mayooth (2013)
  • “The Art of Relational Leadership: The Composition of Musicians”, paper and presentation for Advaned Leadership Skills module, MBA, WIT (2017)
  •  “A Journey into the Abyss: An Experiential Study of a TEL Process within the Creative Arts”, EdTech Conference, Carlow Institute of Technology (2018)

Teaching

  • Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology in a wide variety of modules including music histories (renaissance to contemporary), composition, analysis, music pedagogy, research methodologies, dissertation, and writing skills
  • MA and PhD research supervisor
  • Lecturer in Music Education (part-time) - Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (1999 - 2005)

Professional

          Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Music

·         Co-ordinator of Waterford New Music Week Festival

·         Co-ordinator of CAO applications and audition process

·         Co-ordinator of Outreach programme and Music Student Experience Day

·         Preparing Funding Applications

·         On-going engagement and collaboration with External Stakeholders

·         Preparing programme reports and School Review documentation

·         Programme Development including online, blended, and block delivery possibilities

Freelance Researcher for Lyric FM (2000 - 2001)

Member of the Council of Heads of Music in Higher Education

Member of WIT Academic Council

Member of WIT Planning Committee

Member of School of Humanities Research Committee