Music Performance

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Our very practical Music Performance course will support your ambitions for a career as a performer, composer, producer, manager, teacher or technician. You will be supported to develop performance skills through specialist lessons for instrumental and ensemble performance in a range of different styles. The course will develop your theoretical understanding of music styles, composition and a detailed understanding of the music industry and music management.

As a practical course, assessment is through a range of live music performance projects, including live performance gigs at professional venues. We also have excellent progression links to music studies at Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Talented musicians on our staff
  • Live gigs and performance projects
  • Professional facilities, including music practice suites and recording studio
  • Digital arts suites with Apple Macs including Logic® and Sibelius®
  • Build your demo portfolio
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Music Performance
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Theory and Practice
  • Event Production
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Performer
  • Live Events Manager
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory Studies
  • Promoter
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Performing Arts Studio

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During my time in the Music Performance course, I was able to expand my horizons both musically and academically as well as being able to drive myself to become a better musician and performer. The teachers were brilliant and very helpful in all my modules. I am now in my second year of college in BIMM Institute Dublin, an achievement I would not have accomplished had it not been for the time spent in Carlow Institute.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate practical music skills, with a good level of competency in their chosen instrument/voice in addition to the
  • Standard entry requirements.


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music 5M2011


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 346743
Coordinator: Karen O’Neill

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.