- Gareth Cox
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(b Rostrevor, Co. Down, July 27, 1953). Irish composer. She studied at Queen’s University, Belfast (BMus) and Bristol University (MMus), where her composition teachers included Raymond Warren. In 1980 she was appointed lecturer in music at St Mary’s University College, Belfast, and was appointed deputy principal of the Dublin College of Music (since renamed the Conservatory of Music and Drama at Dublin Institute of Technology) in 1983. Sabbatical leave and a fellowship (1988–90) enabled her to pursue doctoral studies in composition at Rutgers University, New Jersey (PhD 1991), where she studied with Charles Wuorinen and Robert Moevs. In 1996 she was appointed head of the conservatory and in 2002 she was appointed to Dundalk Institute of Technology, where she is currently the head of music and creative media and director of Ionad Taighde Ceoil, the Centre for Research in Music. Her honours include a fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts and membership in Aosdána (...