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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


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2017-2018 Calendar

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

Download a printable 2017-2018 Academic Calendar (pdf format) listing important dates.


2018-2019 Calendar

Terms

First Term (12 Weeks): 17 September – 15 December
Second Term (13 Weeks): 7 January – 13 April
Third Term (9 Weeks): 29 April – 29 June
Summer Term
• Part One (5 Weeks): 2 July – 1 August
• Part Two (4 Weeks): 6 – 29 August

Holidays

Mid-Term Break (First Term): 28 October – 4 November
Christmas Holiday: 16 December – 6 January
St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Monday, 18 March
Mid-Term Break (Second Term): 17 – 24 February
Easter Holiday: 14 – 28 April
Bank Holiday Mondays: 6 May, 3 June, 5 August

Download a printable 2018-2019 Academic Calendar (pdf format) listing important dates.


Go to our Events Calendar page, which is regularly updated with new events.

School Tuition Hours

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

School Office Hours

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

Important Dates

2018-2019 Friday Casual Concert Dates

26 October 2018 • ages 19 and over
23 November 2018 • ages 18 and under
14 December 2018 • Christmas concert, all ages
8 February 2019 • ages 19 and over
12 April 2019 • ages 18 and under
23 March 2018 • end-of-term concert, all ages
24 May 2019 • ages 19 and over
28 June 2019 • 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 Monday, 11 June 2018

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


2018-2019 Trad Slow Session Dates

12 October 2018
9 November 2018
7 December 2018
1 February 2019
1 March 2019
5 April 2019
17 May 2019
21 June 2019
12 July 2019


See Trad Slow Sessions for more information.

2019 Martin A. Walton Memorial Scholarship Competition

When Sunday, 26 May 2019
Where Waltons New School of Music

See Scholarship • Prizes for more information.

Exam Dates • Entry Deadlines

ABRSM

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

Spring 2018
Practical: 26 February – 29 March
Jazz: 26 February – 10 March
Theory: Wednesday, 28 February
Entry Deadline:  Monday, 8 January

Summer 2018
Practical: 4 – 30 June
Jazz: 4 – 15 June
Theory: Saturday, 16 June
Diplomas: 2 – 7 July
Entry Deadline: Monday, 30 April

Autumn 2018
Practical: 5 November – 8 December
Jazz: 5 – 17 November
Theory: Tuesday, 6 November
Diplomas: 10 – 15 December
Entry Deadline: Monday, 17 September

See the ABRSM website for more information.


RIAM

Spring 2018
Dates: 19 February – 16 March
Entry Deadlines:  14 January (postal), 18 January (online)

Summer 2018
Dates: 11 April – 5 June
Entry Deadlines:  1 March (postal), 10 March (online)

Autumn 2018
Dates: 1 November – 8 December
Entry Deadlines:  1 October (postal), 6 October (online)

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.

2019 Feis Ceoil Dates

To be confirmed.

See the ESB Feis Ceoil website for more information.

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