Category: Course Information

DYO Summer Chamber Music Courses

The DYO Chamber Music Summer Courses are designed for young musicians (from age 9 to 18) with some experience in orchestra and chamber music and also for those who are completely new to ensemble playing.

Ceol na Mara Summer School

Ceol na Mara is a non residential course designed with families in mind. In addition to the classes featuring both classical and traditional music, the location gives everyone time to enjoy the beautiful Connemara countryside.

Irish Youth Brass Ensemble 2017

The inaugural Irish Youth Brass Ensemble course will take place in Dublin and will host an open rehearsal for family and friends on Friday 21st July and a full concert on the evening of Saturday 22nd July.

Orchestral Conducting Workshops

The annual Conducting Workshops of the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras will take place in 2017 from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2017 at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.


ConCorda is an exciting international chamber music course for young string musicians supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and The Arts Council.

The Return of SinfoNua in 2017

Following the successful return of SinfoNua in August 2016, they are delighted to announce the orchestra’s return in the summer of 2017 for what promises to be another exciting and rewarding experience for participants. The intensive rehearsals will take place from August 30th, with the course ending with two concerts on September 2nd and 3rd.

Camerata Ireland Academy 2016: Applications now open

Clandeboye Festival will take place from the 13th – 20th August 2016 at The Courtyard, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. Each year, the festival invites a number of young musicians to take part in their annual Camerta Ireland Academy. Further information about how to apply can be found here.

IAYO Conducting Workshops 2016

Director: Robert Houlihan Monday 4th – Friday 8th July 2016 Apply online Closing date for Applications: Wednesday 01 June 2016 Conducting workshops for youth orchestra conductors will be held at the Royal Irish Academy of Music to run...