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The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians.

The closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 10th October.  Music Capital Scheme workshop clinics will be held on Monday 22nd September at An Taibhdhearc, Galway; Wednesday 24th September at Music Network, National Concert Hall Building, Dublin; and Thursday 25th September at Triskel Christchurch, Cork City. For further details, please contact Music Network Tel 01 475 0224.

To download a full set of guidelines and application forms, please visit the Music Network website.


IAYO Annual General Meeting

irish_music_academy_limerickThis year’s AGM will be hosted by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and attendees will be guided through the new building and also have a chance to see the Irish Chamber Orchestra studio during the day. The AGM will be held on Sunday 5th October. Put the date in your diary.


Ulster Youth Orchestra Taking Applications for 2015

Applications are invited from instrumentalists aged between 14 and 23 on 13 August 2015. You should be of a standard equivalent to Grade VII/VIII Associated Board. Promising players who have not yet reached this standard are also encouraged to apply. Applications are particularly welcome from viola, double bass, french horn, oboe and bassoon players.

Applications will be accepted from young musicians born, resident or studying in Northern Ireland, however, consideration will be give to other applicants at the discretion of the board to ensure the necessary orchestral balance.

Visit the Ulster Youth Orchestra website to find out application requirements and to download an application form.

IAYO National Chamber Music Workshop 2014

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The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras in association with The Galway Music Residency invites applications for the 17th National Chamber Music Workshop from string, wind and brass players wishing to learn chamber music. Open to players from Grade 2 to Grade 5 standard, experience of chamber ensemble playing is not needed but players should be able to read music.

The workshop will take place in St Mary’s College, Galway on the weekend of 25 and 26 October 2014. Both residential and non-residential places are available. Accommodation will be in the college for those staying over. Meals will be provided for all players. The cost for residential is €80 and non-residential is €60.

It is best to apply for this course as a quartet of ready made chamber ensemble. However, groups will also be formed from individual applications based on standard and age.

You can apply online, or download the application form in Word 2014 or Pdf-2014 format. Click here to see full details about the course.

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