The Research Foundation for Music in Ireland (RFMI) was officially launched by Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT at the Conservatory of Music and Drama on 20 April 2013.

According to Dr. Kerry Houston, DIT lecturer and Director of RFMI, “The Foundation aims to promote the dynamic musical life of Ireland, manifested in performance, musicology, pedagogy, and composition. The term “music in Ireland” includes the broadest spectrum of musical experience in this country; that is, both music in Ireland and music of Ireland. Given the centrality of music to Ireland’s culture, the research foundation aims to advance the study and performance of music in Ireland to national and international audiences, as well as to the scholarly community and the music industry.”

More information about the Foundation is available from its website www.musicresearch.ie