Applications Now Open for Irish Youth Wind Ensemble 2023

The Irish Youth Wind Ensemble 2023 will take place in University of Limerick from Monday, 31 July to Sunday, 6 August 2023 under the baton of IYWE Artistic Director Ronan O’Reilly. Applications for IYWE 2023 are now open.

Auditions will take place in Cork on Saturday, 25 March 2023 and in Dublin on Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 April 2023.

Apply here.

Artistic Director: Ronan O’Reilly


Applications are invited for Flute / Piccolo, Oboe / Cor Anglais, Bb, Eb and Bass Clarinet, Alto / Tenor / Bari Saxophone, Bassoon & Contra Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp and Double Bass.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 25 during the course and have a minimum of Grade 6 standard (or equivalent).


For audition, you will need to prepare two contrasting pieces and expect to sight read. The sight reading level will be similar to that expected at the grade 6 exam. Your audition will not take longer than 10 minutes and it is a feature of this audition that you may be stopped at any time during your performance. If you have applied for more than one instrument you should bring all instruments to the audition. Percussionists must bring their own sticks. Auditions are unaccompanied.