The Journal of Music has announced Anna Murray as Assistant Editor.
Anna studied music at NUI Maynooth and subsequently completed an M. Phil. in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College.
She is currently Secretary of the Association of Irish Composers and also concerts manager for the Quiet Music Ensemble. Previous roles include Press Officer with the Irish Composers’ Collective, Artist Management Assistant with Lundstrom Arts Management, and project manager for a variety of music events.
Toner Quinn, Editor of The Journal of Music, commented, “I’m delighted that Anna is joining The Journal of Music. Not only is she an important music writer with a fresh perspective on the current Irish music scene, but with the launch this week of our two new music writer mentoring schemes, her project-management skills will be of enormous benefit.
As a composer, Anna’s work has been performed by Crash Ensemble, Lucy Railton, and Michelle O’Rourke and Michael McHale, and last year she was the commissioned composer at the first Music Currents electronic music festival.”
Commenting on her appointment, Anna said, “I am thrilled to be appointed as the new Assistant Editor. The Journal of Music has always provided a platform for writing on music that is stimulating and insightful, and it is exciting to be a part of it. I am looking forward in particular to working with the participants of the new music writer mentoring schemes.”
Anna will take up her new part-time position on 20 March.