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Matthew Jacobson awarded a Fulbright Scholarship
Newpark Music Centre is very proud to announce that
Matthew Jacobson, faculty staff member, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in New York for the academic year 2013/14. Pictured at the launch is Matthew Jacobson and Niall O Brien, Director Newpark Music Centre
New Professional Musicianship Course in Wexford
County Wexford school of music and Newpark Music Centre to launch a joint initiative for Jazz musicians in the south east The County Wexford School of Music (CWSM) in partnership with the Jazz and Contemporary Music Department and the Newpark Music Centre (Blackrock, Co. Dublin) are delighted to announce a new opportunity for musicians in the South East. This new initiative titled the Professional Musicianship Tracker Course to Newpark Music Centre will prepare students for direct entry into either of the two full time courses which are taught at this primary centre for jazz education in Ireland. Students who complete the 28 week Tracker Course will have the opportunity to then enrol for either a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance or Newpark's famous Berklee Track which is a two year access course to the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. This part-time course will provide class, ensemble and instrument tuition and will be taught weekly at the County Wexford School of Music. The school which was established in 1980, is located on Summerhill in Wexford Town. Enrolments are now being accepted for classes which will commence in January 2013. Speaking on the launch of this exciting new initiative, Director of Jazz at the Newpark Music Centre, Ronan Guilfoyle (MA) said about this new initiative, Newpark is delighted to be collaborating with CWSM on this exciting new programme. Wexford is of course a region famous for music in Ireland, and we've had many wonderful students from Wexford in our programme in the past. With this new initiative we look forward to developing our ties with CWSM, and through them with the many talented musicians in the whole Wexford region.' To promote the launch of the Professional Musicianship Tracker Course to Newpark Music Centre, an information evening will take place at the County Wexford School of Music on Wednesday 5th December at 8.15pm. More information is available by emailing cwsm@eircom.net or by contacting the office at the County Wexford School of Music (053)9141284. Also visit
www.wexfordschoolofmusic.ie and www.newparkmusic.ie

Full-Time Courses

As a founder member of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), Newpark Music Centre established its Jazz and Contemporary Music Department in 1986 and is now recognised as the primary centre for jazz and jazz related music education in the country. The staff is drawn from the finest performers and teachers from Ireland and abroad, ensuring that students are constantly kept up to date with the latest musical techniques, concepts and trends.

Newpark Music Centre is pleased to be able to offer two full-time courses, the Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance (BAJP) and the Berklee Track (Higher Certificate in Music).

The Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance (BAJP) is a non-classical undergraduate music performance degree and represents an exciting development in music education in Ireland. The BAJP is a Level 8 Honours Degree and is validated by HETAC, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council.

The Higher Certificate in Arts in Contemporary Music (Berklee Track), is a two-year course which provides a thorough grounding in professional musicianship and also prepares students for entry into the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is the result of an Articulation Agreement between Berklee and Newpark Music Centre. The programme is a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Music and is validated by HETAC

You can find further details on these courses and other aspects of studying as a full-time student in Newpark Music Centre in this section. Please contact us for further information on
+353-1-2883740 / 2108188
or email fulltime@newparkmusic.ie

International partner schools

Jazz & Rock Schule Freiburg

Escola de Jazz Luis Villas-Boas

Rimon School of Music

Koyo Conservatory of Music

Musica Creativa

Conservatorio Souza Lima