CMC's core services and programme of activities are provided by a highly qualified staff. As well as their experience of working in CMC, staff hold master's degrees in music, digital humanities, library and information, marketing and media technologies. They bring a range of skills and contacts from broadcasting, the education sector, multi-disciplinary arts networks and technology. CMC also has a history of working in partnership to deliver our goals and we tap into the expertise of other leading organisations in arts provision, concert promotion, publishing and technology.

Core Staff 

Evonne Ferguson, Director |, 01 5827862
Jonathan Grimes, Head of Content |, 01 5827861
Anne-Marie Hughes, Library Coordinator |, 01 5827864
Keith Fennell, Production Coordinator |, 01 5827865
Mary Greene, Finance and Operations Coordinator |, 01 5827863
Meabh Noonan, Communications & Marketing Coordinator |, 01 5741766

Evonne Ferguson, Director

Evonne holds an M.Phil in Music & Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin, and a B. A. Hons. Degree in Music & English from University College Dublin. She took over as director of the Contemporary Music Centre in 2010, and is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and operational management on a daily basis. Previous to taking up this position she was the first Music Development Manager with Donegal music education partnership, the successful pilot project to Music Generation. She was also one of the youngest producers appointed to RTÉ Lyric fm in its start up phase in 1999. In her role as producer she was responsible for delivery of daily strand programmes and weekly features/specialist programmes, commissioning and recording of new works. In her current role as director of CMC and in her previous role as Music Development Manager, she has aimed to build audience for contemporary music and bring the living composer central to cultural life. 

Jonathan Grimes, Head of Content

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BMus Ed, MPhil) and Queen’s University (MA), Jonathan is responsible for the content side of the Centre’s operations, including CMC’s website, online projects and digital presence. He produces the Centre's podcast, 'amplify', and is also responsible for the production of CMC's current promotional recording series, new music::new Ireland.  A board member of the International Association of Music Information Centres, he oversees the office and financial administration of this network. He also represents CMC at other international networks, including ISCM. As well as extensive knowledge of Irish composition past and present he has considerable experience in the fields of music information, collection management, online engagement, music publishing, and digital project management. Past projects and initiatives with CMC include the development of a cataloguing system for CMC’s collections, and CMC’s digitisation initiative. In 2012 he completed an MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD, where he focused among others on Digital Preservation and semantic web technologies and their application to music collections.  

Keith Fennell, Production Coordinator 

Keith has held the post of Production Coordinator since January 2013. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth with a B.Mus in 2007.
His duties at CMC include the coordination of score production in conjunction with the Office Administrator, working with the Library Coordinator to maintain the physical and digital archive, and the documentation of CMC events through quality audio recordings. 
Working with CMC’s director, he also coordinates two large scale composer professional development programmes: Composer Lab in partnership with the National Symphony Orchestra and Choral Sketches in partnership with Chamber Choir Ireland. 
Keith is trained in the use of various software programs such as Pix Edit (specialist document/image editing software), Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Sibelius (Music notation software).

Mary Greene, Finance and Operations Coordinator

Mary joined CMC in 2014 and prior to that had over 15 years experience working with the major music label EMI. She manages the day to day Administrative, Financial and Sales operations of CMC. Mary works closely with the Director across a range of operational functions with a focus on health and safety, facilities, and compliance. Her role also includes updating of the highly valued `Opportunities` for composers section on the CMC website.


Anne-Marie Hughes, Library Coordinator

Anne-Marie did her undergraduate degree in History and Music in NUI Maynooth. In 2021, she completed her MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD. As part of her studies, she researched developments in digital archiving and the long-term preservation, accessibility and discoverability of cultural data. Anne-Marie's role as Library Coordinator includes cataloging and managing CMC's collections, communications with CMC-represented composers, conductors and performers, coordinating library visits and curating monthly e-shots.

Meabh Noonan, Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Meabh graduated from the University of Dublin, Trinity College with a BA in History of Art and Architecture with French in 2016. She was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Digital Content Creation from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire in 2021. Since 2016, she has worked for arts organisations including the Irish Architecture Foundation, Trinity College Dublin Art Collection & the Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry in a variety of roles covering the areas of administration, social media management, digital marketing and project coordination.

Meabh is responsible for the coordination of CMC’s communications which includes the dissemination and promotion of CMC’s services, projects and events, and events and projects related to CMC-represented composers. Other responsibilities include updating event listings on the CMC website.