Aisling studied music at Maynooth University and completed a Masters in Performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland. She holds a Ph.D. from Maynooth University where she completed a dissertation on Josephine Lang’s Lieder under the supervision of Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley. At Maynooth, she was a John Hume and IRCHSS scholar and her studies in Basel were funded by a scholarship from the Cantilena Stiftung. Aisling has presented at conferences throughout Ireland and Europe. She is regularly invited to give guest lectures and has recently presented and performed at the University of Oxford, the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 2011 she organised the first international conference on women and the nineteenth-century Lied which brought together an array of international scholars and performers. She is co-editor of Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied, the first book to deal with predominantly with the area with Susan Wollenberg (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015) and has contributed eighteen articles on Irish singers to the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press, 2013).

Aisling has taught in the music departments of Maynooth University, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dundalk Institute of Technology, the Irish College of Musical Theatre (deputy) and as a guest lecturer on the MA in String Performance at the Irish World Academy, UL. She currently lectures part-time in music performance at Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway.. Aisling regularly gives public singing workshops and is vocal coach to the choirs of St Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum, Galway. She has adjudicated several national music competitions and was an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

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