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Esker Festival Orchestra

Don’t miss your chance to join Ireland’s most exciting peer led orchestra for young professionals and advanced students on their 4th Annual residential Festival and Irish tour!

NYCI Summer School 2017

Delivered by NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme, Summer School is a 3-day residential youth arts practice summer school for youth workers and volunteers seeking new creative skills for use with the young people they work with.

The Female Conductor Programme

The Female Conductor Programme is a 10 month programme which we hope will encourage high calibre female musicians to take up the baton and take the first step onto the podium to become orchestral conductors.

EUYWO Vacancies 2017

For the next session of the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra to be held from July, 8th to 25th, 2017 in Luxembourg and Kerkrade, under the direction of the Dutch conductor Jan COBER, several orchestral positions for the following instruments are still vacant:

Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra is a new collaboration between the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras supported by the Royal Irish Academy of Music.


The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras invites applications for the 20th 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.

Bursary opportunity in South Dublin

Bursary opportunity for young musicians, composers and singers living in South Dublin. Young musicians living in the South Dublin area are invited to submit applications for the annual Annette Halpin Memorial Music Award.

Róisín’s Summer Strings

Róisín’s Summer Strings is aimed at talented young string players aged between 12-19. Students must be at least a grade 5 standard but post grade 8 students are also welcome. This year violinist Roisin Walters will be joined by Mia Cooper, leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra, principal viola of the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Ian Anderson and outstanding Irish cellist Brian O’Kane.The programme will also feature English conductor James Murray and the school’s official accompanist Dearbhla Brosnan.

Xenia Chamber Music Course

Over the past 18 years, the Xenia Chamber Music Course has become an established international course and well-renowned for the quality and richness of its music making programme. The sister course to the ConCorda Chamber Music course (see above), it has become an established international course and well-renowned for the quality and richness of its music making programme.