Composers in the Classroom is an education project that brings established Irish composers into second-level schools throughout the island to coach students in the creative process of composing for a choir.
Approximately 50 students from 10 Irish schools work with some of Ireland’s finest composers along with singers from Chamber Choir Ireland through a series of workshop visits over several months, during which time they compose an original piece for SATB choir. All compositions are recorded by the choir and a selection of compositions from each school are performed by Chamber Choir Ireland in a gala concert in the National Concert Hall.
Testament to the success of this programme in the past is its previous participants and now established Irish composers; Andrew Hamilton, Garrett Sholdice, and Eoghan Desmond (winner of the 2015 Sean O Riada Composition Competition).
Following the conclusion of the 2016/2017 iteration of Composers in the Classroom, Chamber Choir Ireland and the Contemporary Music Centre are currently mid-planning stages for the 2017/2018 project.
For more information or to inquire about participation in future projects please contact Beccy@nullchamberchoirireland.com or 015545210