Performance, composition, music history (musicology) and the music of other cultures (ethnomusicology) are just a selection of different aspects of music you will study in the Music programme.
Studying Music at Maynooth offers unparalleled choice and expertise, from performance to computer programming, from ancient traditions to contemporary experience, from high art to heavy metal. Our programmes are designed to ensure a broad and firm grounding in practical, compositional and academic work, with expanded opportunities to specialise in areas that really interest you the most in your final year. In your third year, you have the option to specialise in performance, composition or musicology. Some of the modules available include ‘Jazz Styles in the USA’, ‘Popular Music Studies’, ‘Opera in Context’ and ‘Irish Traditional Music’.
Students also join ensembles such as the Chamber Choir, Maynooth University Orchestra Guitar Ensemble and Traditional Music Ensemble. Choose this degree if you are interested in
Exciting and varied programme of practical, compositional and academic work;
Irish traditional music, ethnomusicology, jazz and popular music, music therapy, the classical repertoire;
Developing your performance skills through individual tuition and taking an active part in one of the Department’s vocal or instrumental ensembles, such as the Chamber Choir, Maynooth University Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, or Irish Traditional Ensemble;
Developing your creative potential through studies in traditional and electroacoustic composition.
Music teacher, choral director, church organist/director of music, music librarian, orchestral/session musician, composer/arranger; Arts administration, multimedia, music industry, music journalism, music publicity and recording, radio production and presentation; Management consultancy and information technology. Postgraduate courses currently offered by the Department include: MA in Composition, MA in Creative Music Technologies, MA in Musicology, MA in Performance and Musicology.