Welcome to the 2019-20 CSM Academic Year!
As we embrace the 2019-2020 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. CSM has almost 400 students enrolled in its undergraduate programmes - BMus, BA in Popular Music, BA in Theatre and Drama Studies - as well as its postgraduate programmes - MA in Music (Performance, Conducting or Composition), MA and MSc in Music Technology and MA by Research. Commencing in September 2019, we are very excited to add to our suite of undergraduate programmes and to welcome full-time students on to the eagerly awaited BA in Musical Theatre. There are over 3,000 enrolments for the part-time conservatory provision of the School, with all students benefitting from the dynamic learning and teaching environment offered at CSM.
This Information Booklet provides you with comprehensive details regarding the activities of the School.
CSM is honoured to have such distinguished Artists-in-Residence and we are very grateful for their support and association with 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.
Theatre and Drama groups, and Popular Music groups will stage productions and events throughout the year – keep an eye out for
posters! You are encouraged to go to as many concerts and events as possible – not only are you availing of the opportunity of being inspired by top-class performances, but you are also supporting the professions!
You are also invited to visit the CSM website (csm.cit.ie) and, of course, our Facebook and Twitter pages (@citcsm), for further information and updates on the School’s activities.
Best wishes for a successful and stimulating year at CSM and I look forward to meeting you at one of our many events.
Head of School
CIT Cork School of Music July 2019