The MA Classical String Performance is unique due to its partnership with the Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO). Students receive a weekly instrumental lesson with the relevant ICO principal plus chamber music coaching and technique lessons with ICO members. MA students are also part of Academos, the Irish Chamber Orchestra run ensemble in residence at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Specialised tuition in a wide range of performance practice techniques including audition techniques, Alexander, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, self-marketing, programme notes, performance anxiety, practice, professionalism, analysis, pedagogy etc.
Weekly session with accompanist, plus Intensive coaching week with guest pianist per year on duo sonata repertoire.
A choice of electives and independent studies that draw upon the resources of the Irish World Academy – including Trad, Multimedia, Improvisation, Music Therapy, Community Music and many more.