Welcome to Study Music Ireland
The Website for Prospective
and Current Music Students in Ireland

Prospective Students

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Current Students

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International Students

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Ireland is the home of a thriving and active community of postgraduate scholars, and there are a number of ways of connecting with others outside of your own institution. There are three major scholarly societies for music in Ireland. The Society for Musicology in Ireland hosts an annual conference, an annual postgraduate conference, and publishes the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (JSMI). More details can be found here:

The Irish national branch of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM Ireland) is a society committed to the study of ethnomusicology and traditional music. They also host an annual conference, a postgraduate study day, and publish an online journal, Ethnomusicology Ireland. More details can be found here: http://www.ictm.ie/.

The Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) is affiliated to the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and brings together musicians, scholars and educators in a range of activities, including an annual conference. More details can be found here: http://www.smei.ie/.

The interests of popular music scholars are served by the UK and Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) which holds conferences biennially in Britain or Ireland. The conferences hosted by the societies are a great opportunity to network with other scholars, to meet more established researchers, and to consider options for publications. Scholarly societies like these place a high value on student engagement, and many have committee positions for student representatives. There is a great deal to be gained by connecting with other scholars at the start of their careers and sharing materials and ideas.