Junior Conservatory of Music
In the Junior Conservatory we offer students individual instrumental/vocal lessons and a variety of group classes for younger students.
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Students taking individual lesssons also participate in ensemble work as appropriate and attend a musicianship class.
As part of every student's musical and technical training in their chosen instrument, students are prepared for Conservatory examinations (Initial to Advanced Grade). Examinations are an integral part of a musician's training and development. In addition to providing motivation for students and important feedback for teachers, the examination system plays a vital role in maintaining high standards.
A range of competitions held in December and March of each year concentrate on various aspects of the repertoire.
The competitions are held in public and provide an important platform for aspiring performers.
Students are also encouraged to perform in music festivals and competitions in Ireland and abroad.
Over the years, Conservatory students have performed with great success at various events, including the Siemens Feis Ceoil, Feis Maitiu (Cork), Arklow Music Festival, Sligo Feis Ceoil, Southport Music Festival and RTE’s Musician of the Future.
There are a number of scholarships available in all instruments/voice by internal competition at Grade Examinations and also on the basis of audition results.
Calendar for 2012-13
Monday 10 September 2012: Junior Conservatory and Continuing Education classes commence
Saturday 27 October to Friday 2 November 2012: Mid-term break (Classes resume on Saturday 3 November)
Saturday 15 December 2012: Last day of classes before Christmas Holidays
Monday 7 January 2013: Classes resume
Saturday 2 March 2013: Open Day for Junior Conservatory and Continuing Education applicants
Monday 18 March 2013: Public Holiday - No classes
Saturday 23 March 2013: Last day of classes before Easter Break
Monday 8 April 2013: Classes resume
Monday 6 May 2013: Public Holiday - No classes
Saturday 1 June 2013: Last day of classes Junior Conservatory and Continuing Education before Summer Holidays