Katie McParland

Drummer

After studying Commercial Modern Music (Drums) at BIMM Institute Dublin, Katie graduated with flying colours. This allowed her to continue her studies at Technological University Dublin.

Deciding to hone in on the marketing skills she had picked up during her time at BIMM Dublin, Katie decided to do an MSc in Marketing. This led her to secure a job working in a marketing and communications role at Intrigo LTD, a science communications company that focuses on the dissemination of EU funded research projects. Here, she handles their social media accounts, looks after content creation, events, and rebranding. She hopes that this job will help her secure a similar role with a record label in the future.

On top of this, Katie co-manages Dublin-based alternative rock titans, MYTH. In this role, she can apply all of the knowledge that she has picked up from BIMM Institute. Before COVID, she would also often gig with country singer-songwriter Pete Kennedy.

Here’s what Katie had to say about her time at BIMM:

“BIMM hugely contributed to my achievements to date. They provided me with the tools and insights that I needed to develop my skills from both the performance and business side of the industry. BIMM opened many doors for me and provided me with a wide network of peers to connect with and help achieve my goals.

“As my passion is the music business, BIMM provided me with a pathway to help me obtain my goals. With this, BIMM introduced me to numerous opportunities and pathways that I would not have received anywhere else!”


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