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Music Excellence Programme

A specialist programme in music performance for 4th-6th year students considering an undergraduate degree in music performance 

Apply Online at Music Excellence Applications

Overview

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to offer a programme specifically designed for students in 4th-6th years considering an undergraduate degree in music performance in an orchestral or keyboard instrument.  The programme would be ideal for a transition year student but is designed for entry in 5th and 6 year also, depending on audition.

Applicants are expected to have attained a high level of performance on their instrument. The objective of the programme is to challenge the student creatively through individual expert tuition, classes in performance and musicianship and ensemble playing, so that they can progress and achieve their true potential.

Programme Content (Orchestral instruments)

  • Individual Lesson with one of the Conservatory’s expert teachers.
  • Musicianship Classes
  • Ensembles
  • Chamber Music
  • Piano Accompaniment Rehearsals
  • Performance Classes
  • Performances

 Programme Content (Piano and Organ)

  • Individual Lesson with one of the Conservatory’s expert teachers.
  • Musicianship Classes
  • Performance Classes
  • Performances
  • Chamber music option

Audition

  • Applicants are asked to prepare two contrasting pieces and may be asked to play scales/technical exercises and complete a sight-reading test.  There will also be an interview covering music education goals and ambitions.
  • Students will be selected on the basis of music experience, interest, talent and potential for third-level performance education.

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Teacher Report on Progress
  • Submission of a Reflective Journal
  • End of Year Performance
  • Musicianship Exam

Please note: Students must re-audition each year to continue in Music Excellence Programme

Fees

The fee includes instrumental lessons, musicianship class, ensemble, chamber music, accompaniment and performance classes, as appropriate to the instrument.

30 minute individual lesson: €853
60 minute individual lesson: €1458

How to Apply

Applications for Music Excellence Courses at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama for the Academic session 2018-19 commence on the 10th January. 

If your application is received by 31st March, you will be given an audition in May/early June.
If your application is received after 31st March you may be charged a late application fee and you will be given an audition in late June.

Apply Online at Music Excellence Applications 

Further Information

Kevin Hanafin, Head of Orchestral Studies
Email: kevin.hanafin@dit.ie

Dr David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies
Email: david.mooney@dit.ie
Tel: 01-4023593