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Allegro for Adults Music Courses
(Allegro module in BACCI Degree)

This is the fourth year for these innovative music courses to run at the Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Both Allegro 1 and Allegro 2 are CPD (continuing professional development) courses. They are class-based one-year courses. On successful completion of the each course students will obtain certification. Both courses are at level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework and have 5 ECTS credits. 

Allegro 1 (1pm-2.30pm Tuesday) requires no previous musical experience. It covers foundation - intermediate level musicianship. The course has three components:

  • Aural training – learning about rhythm and melody through singing
  • Written skills/Theory – learning about keys, scales, intervals and chords and how to use them in a musical context.. Also some of the basics of composition will be covered.
  • Listening – learning how to listen to music and develop an understanding of musical styles.

Allegro 2 (11.30am-1pm Tuesday) requires a minimum of 3 year musical experience. It has the three components of an all-round music education programme:

  • Aural training – sight singing including two-part singing, canons and singing in harmony
  • Composition– learning how to compose melodies with modulation, how to harmonize a melody or write a melody over figured bass. Introduction to counterpoint will be covered.
  • Listening. – a range of musical styles from the Baroque to the modern period. Learning how to read/follow a musical score and understanding form in music

The courses are assessed on the basis of continuous assessment with an end-of-year exam. Both programmes will include optional attendance at concerts (NCH), trips to IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) or other arts events.

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Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?
Anybody over 18 years of age

Do I need a musical background?
Allegro 1 is suited to beginners or those with some musical knowledge
Allegro 2 requires a minimum of 3 years musical experience.

Where are the classes held?
Classes are held at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (venues are Chatham Row (off Grafton St).

How long is the course?
Each course is one year over 2 academic semesters.

When does the next course commence?
Term 1: September-December.
Term 2: January-May.

What is the time commitment?
One lecture per week: 1hour 30minutes duration.

How will I be assessed?
A combination of continuous assessment and end of year exams will be the basis of assessment.

What I get certification?
The courses have been approved by DIT Board and Academic Council for quality assurance.  They are LEVEL 6 on the NQF (National Qualification Framework) and have 5 ECTS credits.

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For more information contact
Marian McRory: