CIT Cork School of Music TY Orchestral Project 2020

Applications are now invited from string, wind, brass and percussion musicians for the CIT Cork School of Music Transition Year Orchestral Project which will take place from 27 – 31 January 2020 in CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork.

The TY Orchestra Project, now in its fourth year, is a work experience performance project for any students in Transition Year in 2020.

Students will receive group and individual mentoring in their chosen instruments from 10 to 3 each day and will give a public lunchtime concert on the afternoon of 31st January in aid of a local charity.

The week’s activities will include:

  • Daily group rehearsals with professional conductor, Conor Palliser;
  • Sectional rehearsals with experienced orchestral professionals;
  • Observation opportunities with other CSM ensembles;
  • Final lunchtime concert in aid of local charities.

Applicants should have some orchestral or band experience and be comfortable reading music of at least Grade Five standard. While CIT CSM are not fussy about grade exam results, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and improve are vital! If orchestral sections are oversubscribed they may request an audition video via email.

The fee for the week is €50.

Please note that this is not a chaperoned course – there is a full service cafe onsite but CIT CSM do not arrange accommodation or will not be responsible for feeding or entertaining the participants once they leave the Cork School of Music every day.

For further information and applications, please see