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Facilities

Located on the banks of the River Lee, the CIT Cork School of Music provides a bespoke facility in a unique city centre setting. The 12,000 sq.m. ‘state of the art’ school accommodates 52 music studios; a 385 seat rehearsal hall; a 120 seat theatre space; music library; recording and dance studios; offices; classrooms and lecture theatres. The building is fully wheelchair-accessible with a café and nearby parking facilities.
Curtis Auditorium
Curtis Auditorium
The 385-seat Curtis Auditorium, with adjustable acoustics (ceiling and walls), adjustabple stage size, 2 Steinway D model grand pianos, and both live and studio recording capabilties
Stack Theatre
Stack Theatre
A 150-seat black box that can be configured for a variety of uses.
Recording Suite (Control Room)
Recording Suite (Control Room)
The Control Room has an Audient 8024 HE desk, Radar recording system, preamps by API, UA, SSL, and Mackie. There is a 32-channel digital link to the Auditorium and Theatre.
Recording Suite (Live Room)
Recording Suite (Live Room)
The Recording Suite consists of the Live Room, Control Room, Edit Room, and Electronic Music Centre.
52 Teaching Studios
52 Teaching Studios
One of the 52 teaching studios in the building. Most of the rooms contain a Steinway Model B grand piano and several have two. All studios have computers and recording facilities.
Ground Floor concourse
Ground Floor concourse
This is used as an Art Gallery and Performance space
CSM Library
CSM Library
1st floor of the Library
CSM Library
CSM Library
2nd floor of the Library

Work Stations in the 3 Labs include:

  • iMac
  • Tascam Audio Interfaces (2x2, 4x4, 16x08, 20x20)
  • Edirol Midi keyboard controller )
  • Fantom X8
  • Genelec Surround Speakers
  • A large variety of electronic instruments and modules (EMC)

Software Applications include but not limited to:

  • REAPER64
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live Suite
  • MATLAB
  • Pd
  • MaxMSP
  • Audacity
  • Cabbage CSound
  • FMOD Studio
  • Arduino
  • MuseScore
  • QLab
  • Sibelius 7
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Semester Timeline

Date

Jan Mon 21

Semester 2 commences

Jun Wed 20

Academic Year finishes

Jun Tue 5

MEBs

May Mon 28

Advanced Recital Competition final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition prelims

May Mon 7

Degree Assessments & Examinations

May Fri 4

Semester 2 Lectures end* (confirm BATDS)

Apr Thu 12

Degree Entrance Tests for CAO Applicants

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Mar Fri 23

Degree classes finish for Easter Break

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Feb Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Feb Mon 12

Reading Week

Jan Sat 27

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Jan Mon 15

MEBs

Semester 2 Lectures commence (confirm BATDS)

Jan Mon 8

Degree Performance Assessments

Dec Mon 18

Degree Assessments & Examinations

Dec Fri 15

Semester 1 Lectures end

Nov Sat 25

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Nov Sat 18

Open Day for CSM Undergraduate Degree Courses

Oct Mon 30

Reading Week

Oct Thu 26

Conferring Ceremony

Oct Sat 21

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Sat 23

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Mon 11

Semester 1 classes and lessons commence for all full-time students

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Aug Thu 31

Registration for 1st year undergraduate and Masters Degrees

Jan Wed 4

BATDS Year 4 recommences

Oct Thu 27

CSM Awards Ceremony for full-time students

Sep Mon 5

Registration for Years 2 - 4 BMus, BATDS, BAPM & Class Meetings

Induction of MA/MSc in Music & Technology

Induction of MA (Performance/Conducting/Composition)

MEBs

Aug Mon 15

Autumn Examinations

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Semester Timeline

Date

Jun Sat 16

Individual lessons Finish

May Mon 28

Grade Examination Week

Musicianship Exam Fortnight

Advanced Recital Competition Final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition Prelims

May Mon 7

Chamber Music Competition Week

Apr Mon 9

Classes recommence

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Tue 20

Classes recommence

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Mar Sun 4

Senior Recital Competition Final

Feb Mon 19

Classes recommence

Feb Mon 12

Mid-term Break2

Feb Sun 11

Junior Recital Competition Final 15:00

Feb Fri 9

Junior Recital Competition Prelims

Jan Fri 19

Term 2 Fees due

Jan Mon 8

All teaching re-commences

Dec Fri 22

Classes & lessons for part-time students finish

Dec Mon 11

Piano Accompaniment Competition Week

Dec Fri 1

Junior Concerto

Nov Mon 6

Classes recommence

Oct Mon 30

Mid-term Break1

Oct Fri 20

CSM Awards Ceremony

Sep Mon 11

Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Drama group rehearsals commence

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Mar Tue 14

Application forms available for all part-time courses commencing in September 2016 (accepted from 9am)

Mar Fri 10

Open Day for part-time courses - schedule available from public office during February

Mar Thu 2

Senior Recital Competition Prelims

Feb Tue 14

Senior Concerto

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