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Noreen White

Noreen White

Piano Accompanist

Self Employed and Employed Part-time



Self Employed and Employed Part-time

Music Performance Experience

Choral Conducting:
Colchester Institute Chorale, Concorde Singers,Director of Music St Thomas More Liturgical Centre, Diocese of Westminster; Conductor St John's Vigil Choir, Portadown; conductor of numerous school choirs.

Choral direction for Morning Services BBC N Ireland, RTE and Radio 4; solo piano recitals and accompaniment BBC N Ireland and Radio 3

Accompanist and rehearsal pianist to numerous choirs:
including Armagh City Choir, Essex University Choral Society, Concorde Singers, Bexley Choral Society, Portadown Philharmonic.
Accompanist for:
Graduate rehearsals, recitals and concerts, Colchester Institute
Accompanist for Diploma examinations in London at:
Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music
Accompanist for SELB Advanced Teaching scheme in:
Portadown, Dungannon and Newry 1992-2004

Concerto soloist Colchester and N Ireland Beethoven and Grieg Piano Concertos

Chamber Music Concerts London and Thames Valley

Music Festival Adjudication:
Dungannon Feis 2013; Portadown Festival 2014

Music Examiner
CCEA GCSE and A2 level Performance 1989 to Present.

Career medium 02

National Association of Music Educators, Northern Ireland Representative

National Association of Music Educators, Northern Ireland Representative

Worked on National Executive Committee, representing the interests of N Ireland Music Services and Music Teachers.


Assistant Adviser

Deputy Head of Music Service 2000 - 2004 and Assistant Adviser for Creative and Expressive Studies 2004 - 2011

with responsibility for 60 staff, 3 Music Centres, Music Examinations, Accompaniment and Aural Training, Solo and Chamber Music Recitals, Staff Orchestra performances in schools, Staff Development,

Staff Development in Curriculum for all music teachers in 53 SELB Post-Primary Schools in all sectors, ie Voluntary Grammar, Controlled and Maintained

Advice to schools on music related equipment/ resources, including ICT

Planning, Organisation and development of Music related Creative ICT Training and projects for music teachers and pupils at SELB AmmA Centre.

Development and Planning, in conjunction with architects and Senior Managers, of 25 new Music Departments in Post-Primary schools in SELB area incl. Voluntary Grammar, Controlled and Maintained sectors.

Advice and Staff Development for school Principals and management teams

SELB Link Officer to Educational Management in 4 schools

Career medium 01
Career medium 02

St Joseph's Grammar

Head of Music

Music Teaching, Year 8 to A level
Co-ordination of work of 10 visiting music tutors
Development of Schemes of Work
Liaison with and reporting to senior managers, other staff members and parents

History Teaching: Junior school

Extra Curricular: 3 choirs, Orchestra, instrumental groups, Liturgical services, Musicals every 2 years, several concerts every year, Choral performances and competitions in Ireland, Scotland and representing N Ireland at National Festival of Music for Youth, London 1994

Pastoral Care: Head of Year 10


St Brigid's High School. Portadown

A levels. Music A. English B. French B. June 1978

O levels. 9 x As - Music, Music Appreciation, English Language, English Literature, French, Irish, Art, History, RE,
3 x Bs - Maths, Physics, Geography

Education medium 03

University of London

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Music


Colchester Institute

BA (Hons) 2:1 CNAA, Music

National CNAA award at Guildhall, London for highest achieving music graduate of the year.

Specialist module: Performance

Modules studied and examined: Harmony and Counterpoint; Music History; Aural training; Choral conducting, Orchestral studies; Keyboard Harmony; Performance (Piano, Organ, Violin); Piano Accompaniment; Chamber Music; General Studies, including Local History dissertation;

Education medium 04

Royal Academy of Music

LRAM, Piano