Music - Classical String Performance

Key Fact:
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.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 1
• Ensemble 1
• Creative Process 1

Spring Semester
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 3
• Ensemble 3
• Elective

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Technique, Repertoire and Style 2
• Ensemble 2
• Creative Process 2

Spring Semester
• Final Presentation

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

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.

Enrolment dates

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.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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