National Music Education Programme – Hugely Successful Seminar Series

17 November 2010

Over 350 people throughout the country attended the recent National Music Education Programme Information Seminars, held in Kilkenny, Sligo, Limerick and Dublin. The seminars provided details about the upcoming programme, with the  first round of applications expected to be announced in January 2011.

Download Information Seminar Presentation here. (The information contained in this presentation is correct at the time of the seminars. However, all information is subject to change as the National Music Education Programme is currently in development. Finalised details will be announced during early 2011.)

Funded by U2 & The Ireland Funds, the National Music Education Programme will provide a fund of €7million to create access to vocal and instrumental tuition for children and young people in Ireland over the next five years.

Speaking about the seminar series, Rosaleen Molloy Director of the National Music Education Programme commented, ‘There has been a overwhelmingly positive response throughout Ireland to this exciting initiative. It will offer opportunities for so many children and young people who have not had the opportunity to access vocal or instrumental tuition so far in their lives. It will also benefit  musicians and the musical life of the wider community. We look forward to working in partnership with local Music Education Partnerships over the next five years.’

Full details about the Programme and a call for applications will be announced shortly. Interested applicants are reminded that only Music Education Partnerships [which must include at least one statutory authority such as a VEC or a Local Authority can apply.

If you are interested in getting involved, start locally by talking to your Local Authority Arts Office, your VEC or your local musicians.

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