Leaving Cert Music Day was an amazing opportunity for WIT to engage with the Leaving Cert Music students and their teachers - read about the feedback here
Over 300 music students and their teachers descended on Waterford Institute of Technology on 15 November 2018 for the Leaving Cert Music event hosted by the staff and students of the BA (Hons) Music programme. Students came from far and wide to engage in the workshops on the Irish traditional component of the Leaving Cert Music curriculum, and preparing for the performance practical.
The visiting students also learned about studying music at WIT and found the section on careers in music very interesting.
Feedback from the music teachers includes:
"WIT Music staff and students are a credit to the college. The students of St. Paul's CC were treated to a spectacle of the senses with performances and presentations of a superb standard. This was a great indication to our students of the fantastic programme offered here, and the career prospects available to music graduates," said Ciara Larkin, St. Paul's CC, Waterford.
Wonderful live event
Marian Stack, Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare had this to say: "It was wonderful for students to experience and hear the instruments as part of a live performance. A wonderful live event."
"It was a fantastic workshop, very enjoyable. Students really engaged in all aspects. Great for them to experience live performances. Thank you very much!” said Siobhan Cahill, Waterpark College, Waterford.
'Longer lasting impact'
Elaine Morris, St. Peter's College, Wexford commented that it was an excellent insight into WIT Music. “The boys really enjoyed the presentation on Irish music. It enforces what teachers teach but might leave a longer lasting impact. Job prospects section very interesting."
The verdict from St. Leo's College, Carlow was it was "Great to see the live performances with reference to the marking scheme for Leaving Cert. Very beneficial to our students."
Dr. Hazel Farrell, event organiser and Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Music in WIT said "It was an amazing opportunity for us to engage with the Leaving Cert Music students and their teachers. We were absolutely delighted with the level of participation and interaction which culminated in a beautiful performance of "White Winter Hymnal". Over 300 voices soared and resounded of the Chapel in WIT".