Hunter was one of only twenty recipients (and the only one in music) of a national teaching fellowship in July 2000. The associated prize will fund a research project as detailed above. Hunter has examined MAs and MPhils at University College, Cork and Maynooth University College, and is chair of the Dunleath Organ Scholarship Trust.
Russ is Chairman of the Drake Project in Ireland. This project, which aims to assist people with disabilities to make music through the use of technology, commissions research into adaptive technologies. He has examined PhDs at Kings College London, Trinity College Dublin and Southampton University. Russ reviews regularly for Music and Letters and is a reader for Music Analysis. He won the Jack Westrup Prize for the best article of the year in Music and Letters in 1994 and holds a distinguished teaching award from the University of Ulster. He has also had a significant involvement with national initiatives such as TLTP, CTI, FDTL and the new subject centres, serving on advisory panels and development groups. He has delivered invited papers at Trinity College Dublin and Cork University.
Both Hunter and Russ are invited contributors to the revised New Grove. Both have given numerous presentations to Universities and conferences in connection with the Peer Learning in Music project. The project held an international conference in 1998 in which participants came from Europe, Australia and the USA and a number of smaller-scale events were held. The unit is recognised internationally as a lead centre for research in this area and advice is sought by many colleagues in UK HEIs. The Irish Chapter of the RMA held its 1998 conference in the University and a selection of papers from the 1999 conference in Waterford was co-edited from within the unit. An international conference in music, music therapy and trauma took place in November 2000, in which speakers came from South Africa, Bosnia and UK.
Wilson is a member of Aosdána, the prestigious Irish Civil List scheme for artists. His Seven Last Words is a set work for A level Music in Northern Ireland.