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Academic Calendar • Hours

Waltons New School of Music

‘Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.’
– Igor Stravinsky

Click on the tabs for the New School’s academic calendar, tuition hours and office hours. You can also download a printable 2017-2018 Academic Calendar (pdf format) listing important dates. There is also a live Events Calendar on our website, which is regularly updated with new events.

Terms

First Term (12 weeks): 18 September – 16 December
Second Term (11 weeks): 8 January – 24 March
Third Term (11 weeks): 9 April – 23 June
Summer Term
• Part One (5 weeks): 2 July – 4 August
• Part Two (4 weeks): 7 – 31 August

Holidays

Mid-Term Break (First Term): 29 October – 5 November
Christmas Holiday: 17 December – 7 January
St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Saturday, 17 March
Easter Holiday: 26 March – 8 April
Bank Holiday Mondays: 7 May, 4 June, 6 August

First – Third Terms

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Summer Term

Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm

First – Third Terms

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Summer Term

Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Events Calendar

Important Dates

2017-2018 Friday Casual Concert Dates

27 October 2017 • ages 19 and over
24 November 2017 • ages 18 and under
15 December 2017 • Christmas concert, all ages
26 January 2018 • ages 19 and over
23 February 2018 • ages 18 and under
23 March 2018 • end-of-term concert, all ages
27 April 2018 • ages 19 and over
25 May 2018 • ages 18 and under
22 June 2018 • end-of-term concert, all ages

See School Concerts for more information.

2017-2018 End-of-Year Student Concert

Where National Concert Hall, John Field Room
When To be confirmed.

See School Concerts for more information.

2017-2018 Trad Slow Session Dates

13 October 2017
10 November 2017
1 December 2017
12 January 2018
9 February 2018
9 March 2018
13 April 2018
11 May 2018
8 June 2018
6 July 2018

See Trad Slow Sessions for more information.

2018 Martin A. Walton Memorial Scholarship Competition

When Sunday, 3 June 2018
Where Waltons New School of Music

See Scholarship • Prizes for more information.

2017-2018 Exam Dates • Entry Deadlines

ABRSM

Waltons New School of Music hosts practical and jazz ABRSM exams in late May of each year (2018 date to be confirmed). See below for standard exam dates.

Practical
Autumn dates: 6 November – 9 December 2017 | Entry deadline: Monday, 18 September

Jazz
Autumn dates: 6 – 18 November 2017 | Entry deadline: Monday, 18 September

Theory
Autumn date: Tuesday, 7 November 2017 @ 5 pm | Entry deadline: Monday, 18 September

Diplomas
Autumn dates: 11 – 16 December 2017 | Entry deadline: Monday, 18 September

See the ABRSM website for more information.

RIAM

Practical
Autumn dates: 1 November – 9 December 2017
Entry deadlines: Monday, 2 October (postal), Friday, 6 October (online)

Theory
Autumn date: Saturday, 18 November 2017 @ 2 pm

See the RIAM website for more information.

Download RIAM Exam Information (pdf format).


See FAQs About Music Grade Exams or Grade Exam Syllabi by Instrument for more information.

2018 Feis Ceoil Dates

Monday, 12 March – Friday, 23 March

See the ESB Feis Ceoil website for more information.

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