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Musical Direction

As a musical director, Eoin has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages with different theatre companies and performing arts schools in the Ireland and the UK. Eoin has worked as musical director for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Urdang Academy, Irish Youth Musical Theatre, Patrick Gracey Productions, Galway Youth Musical Theatre, FUSE Music Collective and Music Matters. He has musically directed numerous full scale musicals as well as many concerts and showcases. The orchestration of these shows ranged from using backing tracks to an 18-piece live orchestra and has seen Eoin conducting from the podium and from the keys.


As well as fundamental skills in vocal coaching, choral direction, conducting and accompanying, Eoin has also developed proficient skills in arranging and orchestration and music technology. Eoin has experience in working with music software programs such as Sibelius Ultimate, Logic Pro X, ProTools,  MainStage and QLab. He also has experience in creating and using click track technology.

"As clichéd as it may sound, when musically directing, I have always tried to focus on more than just the music and always keep an awareness of the needs of the production as a whole. The element of collaboration is very important within musical theatre. Good communication and understanding are vital in ensuring that all elements of a production are cohesive and work together."

Credits as a Musical Director:

KIPPS: The New Half a Sixpence Musical (Urdang Academy); Godspell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); FUSE at the Musicals (Mall Theatre, Tuam);  KIPPS: The New Half a Sixpence Musical, Pippin, The Producers (Black Box Theatre, Galway); Footloose, Sister Act (Town Hall Theatre, Galway); GYMT Winter Showcase (An Taibhdhearc, Galway); GUMS Gala Concert (The Cube, NUIG).

Credits as an Assistant Musical Director:

Saving Grace (Patrick Gracey Productions, Riverside Studios Hammersmith); Evita (National Concert Hall, Dublin); 9 to 5 (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Awards & Nominations:

  • AIMS - Best Ensemble Nomination for KIPPS: The New Half a Sixpence Musical,

  • AIMS - Best Overall Show Nomination for Pippin.

"Musical Director, Eoin Corcoran worked his magic on this show. The orchestra were bright, lush and had great pace and energy and the ensemble were powerful and handled the harmonies with aplomb" 

Tony McClean-Fay, AIMS Adjudicator  - Kipps

"A very commendable orchestra handled what can be a tricky score with good rhythm and musicality under the direction of Eoin Corcoran" 

Peter Kennedy, AIMS Adjudicator - The Producers

"Not sure how he does it, but Eoin creates the most beautiful, and in this show, period feel to the finished sound. There was strong singing from all the principals, and the chorus nearly blew us away in their big numbers." 

Billy Rae, AIMS Adjudicator - Pippin

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