Summer Course 2022

DYO Chamber Music Summer Courses for strings and wind

The annual DYO chamber music summer courses will take place in St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham in July 2023

Senior Course

  • For secondary school age musicians
  • Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th July 2023

Junior Course 

  • For primary school age musicians (minimum age 9)
  • Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th July 2023

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.

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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 will open in Spring 2023. All information will be found here then.