Music - Classical String Performance
The MA offers advanced string and keyboard tuition in violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano and harpsichord. The programme emphasizes solo playing, chamber music, and accompanying, while encouraging interdisciplinary and collaborative projects with instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers from other degree programmes. While maintaining the continuation of the wellknown Classical Music traditions, the MA programme also aims to cater for the emerging needs of musicians entering into the global cultural life of the 21st century.
The MA in Classical String Performance is the only performance course in Ireland that focuses on the development of the body as the primary instrument, making it a holistic MA, through classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Feldenkrais and Body Mapping.
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 1
• Ensemble 1
• Creative Process 1
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 3
• Ensemble 3
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 2
• Ensemble 2
• Creative Process 2
• Final Presentation
Primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second class honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland), or an equivalent capability based on prior professional experience. A performance audition, either in person or through audio or video recording, is required for all applicants. An interview will be required in all cases. Additional materials may be requested at the discretion of the course director.
What to include with your application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
Two signed letters of personal recommendation
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
2 years full time.
Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
Post Course Info
Students of the Masters in Classical String performance programme come from many countries including Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Our graduates are employed as professional musicians, soloists, chamber musicians or as members of professional orchestras and ensembles including the Irish Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Con Tempo Quartet, Stradivari Quartet, Kuala Lumpur Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Malaga, Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Prague Chamber Orchestra. Many graduates are in teaching positions up to third level in their respective countries while others are pursuing further studies or completing their doctorates.