Welcome to the 2016-17 CSM Academic Year!
I hope you are looking forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year as a student, parent or staff member and that you will avail of many of the opportunities open to you as a member of the CIT Cork School of Music community. We at the CSM pride ourselves on the holistic nature of our music and drama education, spanning four levels of education, which places us amongst leading conservatoires nationally and internationally.
Geoffrey Spratt, Director of Cork School of Music, retires in August 2016. Having been in the post since 1992, Geoff has overseen the development of 3rd and 4th level degree programmes in music and drama and the School is very proud of its graduates of the BMus, MA in Music, MA & MSc in Music Technology, and its first crop of graduates in 2016 of the BA in Popular Music, and the BA in Theatre and Drama Studies; a new milestone indeed! Amongst the many noteworthy landmarks of Geoff ’s term as Director is, of course, the realisation in 2007 of the magnificent state-of-the-art building that is now the CIT Cork School of Music on Union Quay, truly a landmark in every sense of the word. Geoff ’s significant contribution as music educator and conductor, in addition to his skills at leading a team of distinguished and committed lecturers, will leave a lasting legacy which will continue to underpin the successful development of CSM into the future.
This website provides you with details regarding the activities of the School. Please note in particular the Outline Calendar for the School year, and the section on Health & Safety Matters. We have also included a list of concerts scheduled to take place in CSM (as available at time of going to press), and, in addition to concerts and performances by the School’s Performing Groups, we are delighted to be able to collaborate once again with the Cork Orchestral Society in hosting professional concerts. You are invited to visit this website regularly, and also our Facebook and Twitter pages too (@citcsm), for updates on the School’s activities.
Best wishes for a successful and stimulating year at the CIT Cork School of Music and I look forward to meeting you at one of our many events.
Head of School
CIT Cork School of Music