Yvonne McDonald has over 35 years experience working in the Media Production and Education industries. Her long career has involved co-ordinating Irish and international feature films, directing RTE television series, researching and producing live TV & Radio as well as producing and directing documentaries for RTE and TG4. Yvonne has been involved in Education and Training for over 20 years working with the Government funded agency – Screen Training Ireland – designing and coordinating up-skilling courses for the Media industry. She designed Transition Year media training programmes for schools and colleges and founded the Media Magic summer camps for children. For the past sixteen years Yvonne has lectured on the BA & MA in Media and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.
With her latest partnership venture CÓRus, Yvonne has combined her love of teaching and entertainment and returned to her musical theatre roots to bring the joy of mass singing to the Irish market. Having completed a thesis many years ago on the ‘Mythology of the Musical in times of Depression’, Yvonne firmly believes in the power of music to lift spirits when things are tough!