Dr Aisling Kenny

Music
completed her Ph.D. on the Lieder of Josephine Lang under the supervision of Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley in 2010.

Dr Aisling Kenny studied music at Maynooth University and completed her Ph.D. on the Lieder of Josephine Lang under the supervision of Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley in 2010. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded a John Hume Scholarship from Maynooth University and a Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Aisling has presented numerous lectures and lecture-recitals in Ireland, the UK and Austria and in 2011, she organised the first major international conference on women and the nineteenth-century Lied. She is currently editing the first book to deal predominantly with the area together with Susan Wollenberg (University of Oxford) for publication by Ashgate. Aisling has contributed eighteen articles on Irish singers to the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press, 2013).
 
Aisling is also a keen performer. She holds diplomas in piano and voice and now focusses on the latter. A soprano, she has studied singing with Regina Hanley, Mary Brennan and Aylish Kerrigan in Stuttgart and has participated in master classes with Paul Farrington and Evelyn Tubb. She is currently studying with Ansy Boothroyd in the UK. Aisling performs frequently as a soloist in Ireland and has sung as a soloist in the National Concert Hall and on BBC Radio 3. She is a member of Resurgam choir directed by Mark Duley since 2007. She has sung for some of Europe’s most distinguished conductors including David Hill, Christophe Rousset, Gary Cooper and Robert Howarth.
 
In 2012, Aisling was appointed as assistant lecturer in music at Dundalk Institute of Technology where lectures in musicology, analysis and vocal studies and is First Year Convenor for the B.A. (Hons) in Applied Music. Prior to joining DkIT, Aisling worked as a vocal coach, a tutor at Maynooth University, an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and as a part-time lecturer in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra.