Category: News

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny launches Creative Ireland

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, will today (Thursday 8th December) be joined by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, for the launch of the Creative Ireland Programme / Clár Éire Ildánach. The announcement will be made in the newly-restored Shaw Room of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Announcing the 2017 Waltons Music for Schools Competition

The objective of the Competition is to promote the enormous benefits of creative music making for young people, and it annually awards vouchers for €10,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment from Waltons (including two First Prizes of €3,000 vouchers) as an incentive for schools to develop their existing music programmes or create new programmes and make music accessible to all.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme

The 2016 mentoring scheme was developed to allow participation by a greater number of students and to provide performance opportunities more relevant to the students’ own stage of development. Unlike previous years where all students took part in some or all of the same concert, the 2016 scheme took place over a number of RTÉ NSO concerts between April and June. Many participated in more than one concert.

Internet Teaching Pilot

IAYO, along with Carlow College of Music, Music Generation Carlow, Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois engaged in a pilot programme on web-based teaching in 2015-16 including the training of wind teachers in each location on the oboe and a mixed in-person and web-based teaching model.


Zeminar is the largest and most inclusive youth event ever staged on this island. Zeminar is a new social enterprise created to bring all those invested in the development and well-being of young people...

Sym-Phonic Waves

As part of Galway 2020, a new collaborative project will create a sustainable music education legacy for young people in Galway by developing a new Western Symphonic Youth Orchestra (WSYO). It will link with...