The school is aimed at young or emerging composers who wish to get practical experience of writing music under the mentorship of experienced composers and with valuable input from performers. It is an intensive session of on-the-spot writing which includes the performance and recording of the new work.
It is held annually at the DIT Rathmines Conservatory of Music and Drama, and is assisted by the Arts Council of Ireland and IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) as well as by DIT Conservatory. Principal guest composer this year is Richard Whalley, with Grainne Mulvey and Martin O’Leary as course directors. The performers this year are the wonderful ConTempo Quartet.
For further information on this year’s activities and background to the school go to: