Dermot holds a Bachelors in Music, and a Masters in Performance and Musicology from the National University of Ireland. In June, 2006 Dermot was invited to audition for the post masters music performance program at The Sorbonne University in Paris. In Paris he had the opportunity to perform and tour across Europe as a soloist with the Sorbonne Scholars under the direction of Professor Pierre Iselin. Dermot taught piano and voice up to diploma level using the Royal Irish Academy syllabus in Ireland. In June, 2013, I was invited by Lisa Kelly (previously of Celtic Woman) to give vocal master classes at her voice Academy in Peachtree City, GA.
Dermot has toured extensively with Dublin’s Pro Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral Choirs – featuring as a soloist on their CD and DVD recordings, as well as a soloist at Dublin’s National Concert Hall and Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, and the Washington National Cathedral in D.C, St Thomas’ Church on 5th Avenue, and Trinity Church on Wall Street, New York City.
Dermot joined The Celtic Woman Aontas Choir in 2009 and toured extensively with the production in the US, Australia, Japan and Europe. He worked very closely with Celtic Woman’s Musical Director, David Downes and was promoted to choir leader/director in 2011. With the Celtic Woman, he performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world including Radio City Music Hall, New York City, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver Colorado, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia and the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Dermot has also appeared on several US morning and prime time television slots including ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Dermot performing the Piano Accompaniment for singer Chloë Agnew on “The Saturday Night Show”
Dermot with his Music Junction voice student
Vocal Performance by Dermot: “Ombra mai fu” from the opera Serse by George Frideric Handel.