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Instrumental Groups

  • Course Code

    CRCSMINSTRUMENTAL DRAFT

  • Field of Study

    Music

  • Type of Course:

  • Type of Qualification:

    Not Specified

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

Department(s)

CIT Cork School of Music

Admission Requirement

Applications are welcome from external players who may be members of other orchestras; entry is subject to audition. Applicants should complete the relevant application form available from the School’s Public Office (021-4807301).


Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble rehearses on Wednesday nights from 8.00pm – 10.00pm and is directed by John O’Connor (Head of the CIT Cork School of Music’s Department of Wind, Percussion, Voice & Drama Studies).

The Wind Ensemble is a flexible group of up to forty members that caters for wind and percussion players of at least Grade VIII standard. The ensemble explores advanced repertory written specifically for wind groups, ranging from the wind serenades of Mozart to contemporary works.

Details of the programme for the 2017-2018 season will be available from the School’s Public Office on or after 1 September 2017. Applications are welcome from external players who may be members of other bands, entry is subject to audition. Applicants should complete the relevant application form available from the School’s Public Office, T: 021 480 7310.

Jazz Big Band

Rehearsals for this 20-piece ensemble take place on Wednesday lunchtime from 1.15pm – 3.15pm under the direction of Cormac McCarthy.

The Big Band repertory ranges from the classic scores of Duke Ellington and Count Basie right up to the most revolutionary contemporary works. The Band performs regularly and has toured England, France, Holland, Italy, and the USA. Musicians of a good standard between the ages of 16yrs and 25yrs are welcome to apply. The Jazz Big Band played at Jazz Standard Club in Mahattan, USA during Easter 2017.

Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm – 10.00pm. The conductor is Conor Palliser. All the members are of at least Grade VIII standard and the orchestra performs the 19th- and 20th- century literature for large orchestra, regularly accompanies distinguished instrumental soloists, and performs the oratorio repertory with the School’s Fleischmann Choir.

Details of the programme for the 2017-2018 season will be available from the CIT Cork School of Music’s Public Office on or after 1 September 2017. In recent seasons, the orchestra has performed Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 and Capriccio Italien Overture, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, Schumann’s Cello and Piano Concertos, Violin Concertos by Bruch, Barber and Brahms, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, and Bernstein’s Overture to Candide.

Applications are welcome from external players who may be members of other orchestras; entry is subject to audition. Applicants should complete the relevant application form available from the School’s Public Office T: 021 480 7310.

Applications are welcome from external players who may be members of other orchestras/bands; entry is subject to audition. Applicants should complete the relevant application form available from the School’s Public Office T: 021-4807301.


CIT Cork School of Music
021 4807301