Summer Course 2022

DYO Chamber Music Summer Courses for strings and wind

The annual DYO chamber music summer courses are back in an exciting new venue for 2022!

Senior Course

  • For secondary school age musicians
  • Friday 15th to Wednesday 20th July 2022

Junior Course 

  • For primary school age musicians (minimum age 9)
  • Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July 2022

The DYO Chamber Music Summer Courses are designed for young musicians (from age 9 to 18) with some experience in orchestra and chamber music and also for those who are completely new to ensemble playing.

The courses offer a unique blend of music-making and traditional summer camp fun activities, making this an action-packed and unforgettable experience.  Students have the option to board in luxurious accommodation, or to attend as day pupils.

Course reviews .. Our players and their parents – say it best!

This years’ courses will take place at St. Columba’s College, Dublin 16

  • The St. Columba’s campus is truly unique.   For a sneaky peak of what to expect you can view a St Columba’s aerial tour here: https://vimeo.com/169995417

During the course students:

  • play and perform music in a fun, informal and uncompetitive environment.
  • explore a rich and varied repertoire of chamber and orchestral music.
  • receive professional tutoring in chamber music skills – playing and working together, and rising to new challenges with fantastic results musically. 
  • perform for their peers in daily evening concerts, gaining valuable performance experience.
  • rehearse and perform in full wind and string orchestra, and in smaller chamber orchestra or wind ensembles.
  • wind players have the opportunity to explore a full repertoire of classical, jazz, swing and blues music with an experienced wind tutor.  
  • participate in daily extra activities, including drama workshops, song-writing masterclasses, a variety of sports and evening fun.
  • work towards a final formal concert for family and friends
  • build relationships with like-minded people – and sometimes life-long friendships 

Bookings are now open. Please see further information fees and how to apply on our Applications page.