Dr John O'Flynn

Theology, Philosophy, & Music

Name: Dr John O'Flynn
Department: Theology, Philosophy, & Music
Work Area: Music
Role: Lecturer
Phone Number: 01 700 6120
Email Address: john.oflynn@dcu.ie
Room: AHC S209
Campus: DCU All Hallows Campus

Biographical Details

John O'Flynn is Associate Professor of Music, and is currently programme chair for the MA in Music at DCU. He teaches courses in popular music, film music, music sociology, intercultural music transmission, choral and group performance, and solfege/musical techniques,  and also supervises student research to doctoral level. Between 1999-2008 he was lecturer in music at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and from 2008-2016 he was senior lecturer and Head of the Music Department of St Patrick's College, DCU. He is recipient of research fellowships from The Irish Research Council (2008), An Foras Feasa (2011) and St Patrick's College (2015). He is the incoming President of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (2021-2024), was founding chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (2010-2014), and has served on the Council of Heads of Music in Higher Education from 2008 to date. His book publications include Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge, 2020, co-edited with Áine Mangaoang and Lonán Ó Briain), Ceol Phádraig: Music at St Patrick's College Drumcondra, 1875-2016 (Peter Lang, 2019, co-edited with John Buckley), Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond (Asghate, 2014, co-edited with Mark Fitzgerald) and The Irishness of Irish Music (Asghate, 2009). He has also written numerous journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries. In 2015-16 he was principal investigator for the Mapping Popular Music in Dublin project, which received external funding from Fáilte Ireland (Irish Tourism) and since then has supervised several externally funded graduate and postgraduate research projects (EI, IRC, MSCA). He has delivered keynote addresses and conference papers in Europe, the Americas and Asia, has acted as external examiner for several institutions in Ireland and the UK, and regularly carries out academic review work in Ireland and abroad. He manages and promotes concerts at DCU, including the Lunchtime Concert Series and the annual Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival. He is also active as a choral conductor and baritone recitalist. 

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