Lecturer in Conducting
A graduate of both UCC and CIT Cork School of Music, Tom Doyle is highly sought after as a musical director and pianist in Cork City and its environs. With a keen interest in both musical theatre and opera, Tom’s credits as musical director have included The Stalls (Ulysses Theatre Company / Cork Midsummer), Pubcrawl: the Musical (Chattyboo Productions), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chattyboo Productions), American Idiot (CIT Musical Society), Songs for a New World (Hibernian Ensemble), The Opera Director based on Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, The Last Five Years (Scruffy Duck Productions), [title of show] (UCC Dramat) and Ragtime (UCC Dramat). Alongside production engagements, Tom works extensively with local stage-schools (CADA Performing Arts, Montfort College, Centre Stage School Mallow, Kilshanna Music Studio) and accompanies at Feis Maitiú where he has been an Official Accompanist since 2015.
As a choral enthusiast, Tom has had the pleasure of working with the Blackpool Parish Choir, Mayfield Gospel Choir, the Fleischmann Choir, Cork ETB Youth Choir, the workplace choirs at Musgraves and Cork County Council, Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir, Cantate, the choir at Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane, the Willcolane Singers, and the Cork Garda Male Voice Choir. From 2008 - 15, Tom conducted the UCC Choral Society, helping to produce the ever-popular “Carols by Candlelight” in the Honan Chapel as well as winning several awards at international competitions in Ghent, Verona and Olomouc.
An accomplished pianist and répétiteur, Tom has worked with many singers including Cara O’Sullivan, Majella Cullagh, Mary Hegarty, Joe Corbett, Emma Nash, and Jean Wallace, as well as with ensembles such as Irish Youth Opera, Cork Operatic Society, CSM Opera Platform, the Cork Concert Orchestra and the Band of the First Brigade. Tom lectures in conducting at the CIT Cork School of Music where he also directs the CSM Senior Orchestra and the musical theatre group Union.