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Caitriona Johnston

Caitriona Johnston

Lecturer of violin

Caitríona Johnston is a musician and music educator based in Cork. Since graduating from the CIT Cork School of Music with an Honours Bachelor of Music in 2007, her lively and varied career has involved orchestral and ensemble playing, along with individual violin tuition, group instrumental teaching, and classes in music theory and musicianship at a wide range of levels. After earning an MA in Music and Cultural History from University College Cork, in 2009 her commitment to teaching inspired her to work towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in University College Cork. She has taught widely since then and gained a wealth of experience, from the second-level music classroom to individual instrumental tuition.

As a performer, Caitríona plays regularly with the Cork Concert Orchestra, the East Cork Orchestra and with the Scherzo String Quartet. She featured in the Edinburgh festival quite early in her career, performing as a soloist with the Emerald Isle Irish Dance Team in the 2001 Military Tattoo in Edinburgh Castle. She later performed widely in Cork and beyond with the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, and various other musical ensembles, including the Celtic Kings, for their live recorded performance from the Tinteán Theatre in Ballybunion in 2009; Cork Operatic Society in their 2010 production of Sweeney Todd at the Everyman Theatre; as well as with Killarney Musical Society's 2011 production of My Fair Lady at the Irish National Entertainment Centre. Highlights of her career so far would have to include performing alongside renowned soloists Nigel Kennedy and Nicola Benedetti as a member of the Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra.

Caitríona joined the staff of the CIT Cork School of Music in 2013, initially as a lecturer in the Musicianship Department and later joining the Department of Orchestral Studies as Assistant Lecturer of Violin. Caitríona is also qualified with the European Suzuki Association, and continues her pedagogical professional development to the present day.

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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