Dr Morgan Buckley

Lecturer in Creative Studies & Academic Skills

Telephone

059 915 3256

Location

Second Floor, South Wing

Dr Morgan Buckley is a performer, musicologist and Lecturer in Creative Studies at Carlow College. A recent graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge, his PhD examines the multi-modal and shared nature of the creative process. Morgan gives solo and chamber music concerts as a classical guitarist across Ireland and the UK regularly commissioning new works for the repertoire. He has previously taught at Newcastle University; the Royal College of Music Teaching Service, London; DCU (then the Mater Dei Institute of Education) and with various community groups and ensembles. Awards, grants and distinctions for his performance and research can be found at http://www.morganbuckleyguitar.com

  • The composer-performer collaborative process
  • Twentieth Century British guitar repertoire
  • Symbiosis of compositional and performative techniques

Keynote address

  • Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, March) ‘Communicating with the Orishas: Exploring cross culturation and the creative process in two commissions on Yoruba Bata drumming music, output I’. Lecture recital presented at the International Guitar Research Centre Conference, University of Surrey 2016

Seminar

  • Buckley, M. (2016, December) ‘Retrospective and Ethnographic Methodologies in Performance Studies Research’. Psychology of Performance MPhil Seminar, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

Conference Organising Committee

  • Dublin Guitar Symposium 2019

Conference Papers

  • Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, July) ‘Communicating with the Orishas: Exploring cross culturation and the creative process in two commissions on Yoruba Bata drumming music, output III’. Lecture Recital presented at the Performance Studies Network Conference, Bath Spa University
  • Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, June) ‘Communicating with the Orishas: Exploring cross culturation and the creative process in two commissions on Yoruba Bata drumming music, output II’. Lecture Recital presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Plenary Conference, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University
  • Buckley, M. (2016, May) ‘Creative Collaborative Composition: Evaluating the distribution of creativity in four new works for solo guitar’. Paper presented at the PhD day, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
  • Buckley, M. (2015, January) ‘The Performer as a Creative Agent in the Collaborative Compositional Process’. Paper presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland Eighth Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Ulster
  • Buckley, M. (2014, March) ‘Five Bagatelles by William Walton and Julian Bream: a case study in distributed creativity’. Lecture recital presented at the International Guitar Research Centre Conference, University of Surrey 2014

Bachelor of Music in Performance, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin (2011)

Music Fellowship, Trinity College London (2012),

Master of Music in Performance, Royal College of Music, London (2013)

PhD in Music, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (2017)

Master of Arts in Higher Education, School of Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, DIT (2020)