Having become expert in the art of Conductology, Dr Denise's ensemble were delighted to receive the Northern Ireland People of the Year Award 2018 for their contribution to the Arts.
different types of technology such as iPads (through the use of a variety of apps), computers and push pads to create original music.
They also participate in the design of new musical instruments and have performed at many concerts including with the Benyounes string quartet.
The team have also participated in events such as the Derry Jazz Festival
alongside jazz musicians Darren Beckett, Scott Flanigan and Rohan Armstrong.
Moving on they were appointed ‘Ensemble in Residence’ at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music, the first time ever that an inclusive ensemble received this honour in any national conservatoire anywhere in the world.
Their debut public performance at Athlone Institute of Technology was a huge success and was acclaimed by leading musicians, academics, politicians and celebrities and received much media attention. Shaun and the ensemble have travelled and performed in cities such as London, Dublin and Portugal with the
to continue travelling, expressing their flare and passion for music and sharing
that passion with established performers throughout the world.
Now not wishing to sit on their laurels they have created the Irish Conductology Inclusive Orchestra. Their objective is to create inclusive ensembles throughout Ireland so that children and adults with disabilities will for the first time be able to access inclusive local orchestras free, through local schools and colleges.
Responding to CONVID-19 in the meantime, the University of Conductology has been launched online so that children and adults, with or without disabilities everywhere are given equal access to the opportunity to create and play music and to study the ground-breaking methodology that is Conductology.