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Elective Modules in Music

Music Elective Modules, Spring 2024

The School of Music is pleased to offer elective modules for students from across the University. Anyone who wants to learn more about music as part of their degree is encouraged to enrol. If you have any questions about any of these modules, please contact (opens in a new window)music@ucd.ie

Academic Modules

Music, Culture and Society (MUS10120): Wednesday 2pm-3pm with tutorials every week

Popular Music (MUS10220): Tuesday 1pm-2pm with tutorials every week

Music in Ireland (MUS20610): Thursday 4-6pm

Techniques of Songwriting (MUS20880): Friday 12-2pm

Post-Truth, Politics & Music (MUS31330): Mon 1-2pm, Wed 12-1pm

Photo courtesy of (opens in a new window)myucdblog: Mushrooms to Music - My Elective Choices

Performance Modules

Symphony Orchestra (MUS20270): Rehearsals Monday 6-8pm, Audition required*

Philharmonic Choir (MUS20250): Rehearsals Tuesday 6-8pm, Audition required*   Singers from a broad range of musical backgrounds and experience levels, who share a love of singing are welcome.

Choral Scholars (MUS20280): Rehearsals Tuesday 5-8pm (Available only to students who auditioned at the start of the autumn trimester)

Gamelan Ensemble (MUS20560): Indonesian Percussion Group, Rehearsals Wednesday 5-7pm, Beginners Welcome.

Composition Ensemble (MUS20700): Compose and perform your own music. Tutorials Wednesday 3-4pm, 
Practice Wednesday 7-9pm, No previous experience is required.

Traditional Irish Music Practices (MUS20900): With the legendary Irish musician Dónal Lunny.  Compose, Arrange and Perform. Practice Monday 4-6pm 

Find out more about auditions.

UCD School of Music

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8178 | E: music@ucd.ie