Ita Beausang was Acting Director of the College of Music from 1995 – 1996. She is a native of Cork city and her early education in music took place under Professor Aloys Fleischmann at UCC. She discusses her reasons for choosing a career in music, and her love of musicology. She obtained a PhD in 18th century music in Ireland from UCC, which was published in 1966. Her young family took precedence over the following twenty years, and in 1986 she was appointed lecturer in the College of Music. She recalls the exciting times there, as the BMusEd. degree was initiated at third level, as was a BMus Performance degree. She discusses the junior and third level areas in the College and the fact that she was appointed Acting Director along with her other duties, and the challenges this entailed. She also provides her views on the move to Grangegorman.