University of Limerick, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

À propos

The University of Limerick is set in the beautiful West of Ireland and is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the world renowned Irish Chamber Orchestra. This is where students come to undertake the uniquely designed Masters in Classical String Performance, run in partnership by the IWAMD and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. This unique 2 yr course is designed for gifted string players as the final step towards a professional career.

The aim is to finesse solo, chamber music, orchestral skills and audition preparation, whilst developing a greater awareness of the importance of the body, creativity and all-round musicianship. Students are invited to explore what it is they really want to say with their music, as they prepare to enter the profession.

The programme is led by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra who rehearse, tutor and perform with the students. Many former MA students are now members of the orchestra.

Students receive weekly 90-minute individual lessons, technique and performance skills classes, combined with weekly intensive sessions in chamber music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, creative embodied performance development, improvisation, new music, baroque style and real life requirements.
Online auditions are currently taking place now for September 2022. There are limited scholarships available.
For any information on the programme please contact the course director