Marian Jordan, Head of Music

Marian Jordan began teaching in Rathdown School in 1989 and is a graduate of UCD, TCD and Trinity College London.  She also studied piano, voice and musicianship at DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama for many years.  During a three-year period in Sligo, she co-ordinated an innovative pilot project in Music Education from primary to Third Level in association with the Arts Council, the Vogler Quartet and the Department of Education; this has now been continued by Music Generation Sligo. Marian has directed two concerts in the National Concert Hall for Rathdown School which were whole-school productions (2006 and 2010), in addition to concerts in the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. Together with Deirdre Nolan, she has directed several successful musical productions, including Les Misérables, West Side Story, and, in 2012, Grease on our new stage in Rathdown School hall, followed by Back to the 80s earlier this year. Her belief is that music has a vitally important role to play in the advancement of young people and she is actively promoting the continuing development of the performing arts in the school at a strategic level.