Rathdown School is delighted to welcome Avril Crotty to the staff. Ms. Crotty joins Rathdown School as Director of Rathdown School Performing Arts Academy. Avril completed her BMus degree in the C.I.T. Cork School of Music, where she studied cello, music technology and conducting & orchestration amongst other subjects. Avril went on to study a Masters in Music Business Management in London where she also performed regularly with the London Mahler Orchestra and taught piano to schoolchildren in Harrow.
In previous roles Avril has worked with artists like Jessie J, and Ellie Goulding and for multiple performing arts organisations such as The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland, Wicklow County Council Arts Office and Runcible Spoon Theatre Company. Previously, she was the Music Development Manager for Music Generation South Dublin. During her time there, she created and developed music education programmes for more than 2,000 children and young people.
She is currently a member of Dublin Symphony Orchestra and Co-Orch Dublin.
Avril is delighted to be part of the Rathdown team and is looking forward to developing a bright and creative hub for music and performing arts within the Rathdown community.