Research Profile

Rhoda Dullea

Biography

Rhoda Dullea is a lecturer at UCC School of Music and Theatre, where she obtained her PhD in historical musicology in 2005. She currently lectures in performance studies, music theory, keyboard musicianship and a cultural history course examining the interdisciplinary history of ballet and its music. Rhoda obtained a Masters in Piano Accompaniment at the Cork School of Music, CIT in 2007, and she is professionally active as a piano accompanist, particularly in the area of community choral performance, opera and dance. She works regularly as accompanist with the Cork School of Music Suzuki scheme and for CSM grade examinations, and has worked in and researched non-formal music education opportunities for children and youth. Having trained intensively in Kodály musicianship at the Cork School of Music from a very early age, Rhoda has retained a particular interest in this approach, and has undertaken Continuing Professional Development short courses at the British Kodály Academy and at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. 

Rhoda worked as assistant répétiteur with the Cork Opera 2005 theatre company between 2006-2009, developing an interest in performing arts education and outreach after becoming involved in Cork Opera 2005 company’s community education programme at that time. In 2009, she was awarded a residency as assistant répétiteur with the “Opera as Theatre” summer programme at the Banff Arts Centre, Alberta, Canada. She completed a part-time Masters in Education (Arts, Creativity, Education and Culture) at the University of Cambridge in 2013, where she pursued studies in the area of interdisciplinary arts education, with a specific emphasis on opera education and outreach, and situated learning in the performing arts. A more recent research interest has been the area of service learning and work placement in arts organisation contexts, and Rhoda is also currently exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning of music in higher education while completing the UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2018). 

Research Interests

Performance studies; music education methods; education and outreach activities of performing arts companies; professional training in music performance; CPD training in the performing arts; the interdisciplinary relationship between music and other performing arts forms. 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Situated Learning in Opera Training: A Case Study of Young Artists' Experiential Learning in a Professional Opera Production'
Dullea, R (2017) 'Situated Learning in Opera Training: A Case Study of Young Artists' Experiential Learning in a Professional Opera Production'. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 8 :238-253 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Engagement, Participation, and Situated Learning in a Children's Opera Chorus Program'
Dullea, R (2017) 'Engagement, Participation, and Situated Learning in a Children's Opera Chorus Program'. Journal Of Research In Music Education, 65 :72-94 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Populism and Folklorism in Central European Music Pedagogy of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries'
Rhoda Dullea (2009) 'Populism and Folklorism in Central European Music Pedagogy of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries'. Journal of The Society For Musicology In Ireland, 4 (2008-9):35-53   [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(1997)Sonatas and Piano Quintet.
Tom Cullivan (1997) Sonatas and Piano Quintet. CD [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2001)The key to the ‘question’: Romani music, Hungarian nationalism and the emergence of a ‘Roma problem’ in Hungarian thought.
Rhoda Dullea (2001) The key to the ‘question’: Romani music, Hungarian nationalism and the emergence of a ‘Roma problem’ in Hungarian thought. Newspaper Articles   [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2014)Reflections on the British Kodály Academy Spring Course 2014: the importance of kinaesthetic components in the Kodály approach.
Rhoda Dullea (2014) Reflections on the British Kodály Academy Spring Course 2014: the importance of kinaesthetic components in the Kodály approach. UK: Newsletter [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)25th EAS Conference / ISME European Regional Conference 2017,
Rhoda Dullea (2017) Enabling creativity in an opera summer camp programme for adolescents. [Oral Presentation], 25th EAS Conference / ISME European Regional Conference 2017, University Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria . [Details]
(2015)Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2015) Proselytising high art among the young: composing opera for children from the 19th century to the present day. [Oral Presentation], Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, University College Cork , 12-JUN-15 - 14-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014)Society of Music Education in Ireland 4th Annual Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2014) Situated learning in expert performance contexts: a case study of young artists’ experiential learning in a professional opera production. [Oral Presentation], Society of Music Education in Ireland 4th Annual Conference, Cork School of Music, CIT , 07-NOV-14 - 09-NOV-14. [Details]
(2010)Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2010) Populism and religion in Liszt’s Des Bohémiens et de leur musique en Hongrie. [Oral Presentation], Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Magee Campus . [Details]
(2008)Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2008) Populism, folklorism and the composition of music for children in the early twentieth century. [Oral Presentation], Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology . [Details]
(2006)Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2006) Zoltán Kodály and the ‘gypsy question’ in Hungarian music. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2002)International Musicological Society 17th International Congress,
Rhoda Dullea (2002) Changing symbolism in Hungarian musical nationalism. [Oral Presentation], International Musicological Society 17th International Congress, Leuven, Belgium . [Details]
(2000)Royal Music Association Annual Student Conference,
Rhoda Dullea (2000) Nationalism or exoticism? The Hungarian art music tradition and constructions of ethnic identity. [Oral Presentation], Royal Music Association Annual Student Conference, University of Exeter . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007CIT Cork School of Music MA in PerformancePiano Accompaniment
1999University College Cork BMusMusic, Italian
2014University of Cambridge MEdArts, Creativity, Culture and Education
2005University College Cork PhDMusicology

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Italian
German
French
Hungarian Basic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Acted as répétiteur in Opera 2005’s touring education projects for schools and community groups throughout Cork city and county, based on their main-stage productions, providing piano accompaniment for performances of reduced versions of main-stage operas and co-facilitating participative workshops with the audience/participants following the performances.

Other Activities

 Description

Cork School of Music, CIT, for grade examinations and Suzuki strings programme. (1996-present).

Chorister and Assistant Organist at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Paul St., Cork. (2016-present).

Organist and Assistant Conductor for St Francis Church community choir, 2006-2013. 

Accompanist for the Cork Garda Choir, 2008-2010.

Sectional accompanist for the Irish Youth Choir, 2004-2008.

Conductor and Organist for community choir, Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork. (Spring, 2017).

Répétiteur/Assistant Répétiteur with Cork Opera 2005 theatre company, 2006-2010.

Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Summer Conducting Course, 2010.

ISTD Grade examinations, Cork School of Dance, Firkin Crane Centre, Shandon, Cork (1996-present).

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Rhoda’s teaching interests focus on issues relating to performance learning, notational literacy in musicianship training, professional training in music education and the music industry, and applications of musicological scholarship and music theory in performance teaching and learning. 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019An interdisciplinary history of ballet and its music, c. 1500-1960 MU2071An interdisciplinary history of ballet and its music, c. 1500-1960
2019Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard MU2073Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard
2019Piano Accompaniment MU2047Piano Accompaniment
2019Performance Studies MU2003Performance Studies
2019Music-making and the Middle Classes in Nineteenth-century Europe MU2012Music-making and the Middle Classes in Nineteenth-century Europe

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