Aideen McLaughlin is a native of Carlow and holds a BMus degree from NUI Maynooth. Following her degree studies Aideen completed an MA in Musicology at NUI Maynooth. She also holds a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Dublin Business School graduating with Honours (2012). She was also awarded ‘Student of the Year’ at DBS for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Over the past number of years Aideen has been a member of various award-winning choral groups such as Carlow Young Artists Choir (now Aspiro), the NUI Maynooth Chamber Choir, Schola Gregoriana Maynooth and The Academy Chamber Choir in Tullamore, who were awarded ‘ Choir of the Year’ at the Navan Choral Festival 2012. She has directed the NUI Maynooth Drama Society in their 2010 production of Fame: The Musical but her main passion lies in Choral Music.
Aideen has worked as a music facilitator in Co. Offaly over the past few years teaching piano, voice and pre-instrumental classes to children. She has coordinated weekly toddler music classes and has worked extensively with special needs groups around the Offaly area, acting as Musical Director for various projects involving people with severe disabilities.
Aideen’s current position is as Resource Worker with Music Generation Carlow. Since taking up her current position she has been teaching on the Encore Singing programme and as well as carrying out her responsibilities on the operational team of Music Generation Carlow. She was honored to conduct the Borris VS Music Generation TY Choir in their 2013 composition project entitled Speranza, which was co-written between the TY students and renowned Irish contemporary composer Linda Buckley.
She continues to be heavily involved in performance as an active member of vocal trio Three Tones.