Monday 17 June 2019

Rosaleen Molloy makes music her business

Rosaleen Molloy
Rosaleen Molloy

Maria Pepper

Wexford native and National Director of Music Generation, Rosaleen Molloy has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship to attend a Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management programme at the Harvard Business School in the US during July.

Music Generation is Ireland's national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

The Fellowship has been awarded through a competitive process by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Ireland, whose aim it is to create links and opportunities for HBS graduates with an Irish connection.

This is the third year of the Alumni Club Fellowship Awards following previous successful rounds in 2016 and 2017.

On receiving the award Rosaleen commented: 'It is a huge honour to have been selected as a recipient of the HBS Fellowship for 2018.'

'Having the opportunity to study alongside dozens of inspirational non-profit leaders from diverse sectors around the world will be extraordinarily valuable as I work towards strengthening and developing Music Generation into the future.'

'Through my studies at HBS I look forward to gaining new perspectives, sharing insights and advancing our strategies to ensure access to transformative musical experiences for the children and young people of Ireland for years to come.'

Prior to being appointed to her role at Music Generation in 2010, Rosaleen held the position of County Arts Officer with Wexford County Council from 2002 to 2010 and was the Founder/Director of County Wexford Children's Choir Programme from 1997 to 2002.

Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management (SPNM) is HBS's flagship Executive Education programme focusing on the non-profit sector.

Part of the Harvard's Social Enterprise Initiative, the SPNM course is designed for CEOs and Executive Directors of non-profit organisations and is held at the HBS Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mission of the HBS is 'to educate leaders who make a difference in the world'. Its Executive Education programmes are immersive learning experiences which empower senior executives to reflect, recharge, and re-emerge as visionary leaders.

In September 2017, County Wexford was announced as one of nine new areas of the country selected for participation in Music Generation's second phase. The programme, which is led locally by Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board in partnership with Wexford County Council, has appointed Katherine Atkinson as Music Generation Development Officer and will commence programming in the new academic year.

The September announcement brought to 20 the total number of areas in Ireland now participating in the Music Generation programme. In December 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a commitment by government to extend the programme nationwide by 2022.

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