Lecturer in Conducting
A graduate of both UCC and MTU 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 Festival), Pubcrawl: the Musical (Chattyboo Productions), The Events (MTU Cork School of Music), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chattyboo Productions), American Idiot (MTU 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).
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 the late Cara O’Sullivan, Majella Cullagh, Mary Hegarty, 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 MTU Cork School of Music where he also directs the musical theatre choir Union.