Programme Leader BA (Hons) Music, Lecturer in Music
School of Humanities - Arts
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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.
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.
Selected Conference Papers and Research:
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