Welcome to the Academy
The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance provides a space where musicians, dancers, composers, singers, conductors and choreographers explore together. At the Academy, musicologists and choreologists research alongside live performance.
Join our vision
The Academy is a unique experience. It is a place to break new ground, to find your own voice, to rediscover older sounds and gestures or to reinvent received traditions. We invite you to join our vision.
The Academy offers a suite of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.These programmes honour the energies of performance and academic reflection across a wide range of genres and disciplines.
Outreach and Residencies
The taught programmes are informed by community outreach and artists-in-residence.These initiatives take the Academy into the wider community while attracting a wealth of performance and scholarly expertise into the Academy.
Academy research students debate the history and anthropology of music and dance across many genres and disciplines. The Academy has taken a global lead in researching the Irish traditional arts of music and dance.
We invite you to visit us
At the Academy, festivals of music and dance and a series of public seminars, recitals and arts gatherings happen throughout the academic year. These events give a vibrant relevance to our taught programmes, outreach and research initiatives.
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