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.
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.
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.).
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).