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Applications

When will I know if my application has been successful?
Placement offers will be issued by Monday 19 December 2022. Depending on the amount of applications received, it may not be possible to accommodate all interested parties.

 

Can I apply for more than one programme?
Yes, though you will have to submit separate applications for each programme.

 

I made a mistake on my application / forgot to include something! What should I do?
Please email Thomas.Doyle@mtu.ie before the closing date (Thursday 1 December 2022) to update your record.

 

Are there fees?
If a placement offer is made, a non-refundable fee must be paid in advance to secure your place (further details are available on the specific programme pages). There is no fee associated with expressions of interest.

 

I am a fifth-year student and was not able to participate in the TY Programmes last year because of Covid. Can I still apply?
Yes, but first preference will be given to current transition year students. You should also seek permission from your school before applying.

 

Logistics

Where is MTU Cork School of Music?
The School is situated on Union Quay, in the centre of Cork City. The nearest bus stop for local and regional services is Cork City Hall. The main bus station on Parnell Place is approximately five minutes walk away; the train station (Kent Station) is approximately fifteen minutes walk away.

 

Do you provide accommodation?
No, none of our programmes are residential courses. 

 

Is there somewhere to eat nearby?
Yes - the onsite Offquay Bistro serves hot food, sandwiches, salads and tea/coffee (please note payment is by card only; no cash accepted). Alternatively, a number of small cafès are located nearby and within walking distance.

 

Can I borrow an instrument?
Participants on the Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music and Symphony Orchestra programmes are expected to bring their own instruments with the exception of the following:

  • Irish Traditional Music: piano.
  • Popular Music: keyboard/piano, drums.
  • Symphony Orchestra: percussion.

 

Where can I leave my instrument?
Instruments remain the responsibility of attendees; MTU Cork School of Music is unfortunately unable to store personal instruments overnight.

 

Will music / scripts be provided?
Yes. In some cases, advance digital copies will also be made available to participants.

 

Popular Music

Do I need to bring an amp?
Electric guitarists and bassists on the Popular Music programme will be provided with suitable amplification so there will be no need to bring personal amps.

 

What do you mean by 'voice type'?
This is the term you use to best describe your vocal range (e.g. soprano, low voice, mid-to-high range, etc.).

 

Symphony Orchestra

What do you mean by 'standard orchestral instruments'?
These are the instruments generally found in a classical symphonic orchestra: strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon), brass (french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba) and percussion (timpani, pitched and unpitched percussion).

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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Class

Holidays

Other

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

Color Reference

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Class

Holidays

Other

Competitions