Newpark Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Founded in 1979 to provide much needed music school facilities in south Dublin, Newpark Music Centre now caters for more than 1,000 students of both classical music and jazz and is one of the largest private music schools in Dublin. As a founder member of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), Newpark Music Centre established its Jazz and Contemporary Music Department in 1986 and is now recognized as the primary centre for jazz and jazz-related music education in the country. Newpark's Jazz Department is staffed by the finest jazz performers and teachers on the Irish jazz scene. Many of today's most talented musicians have passed through our doors; indeed some have returned as faculty members.

Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance

Since 2005, Newpark Music Centre is delighted to offer a bachelor of arts in jazz performance (BAJP), validated by HETAC (Higher Education Training and Awards Council).

This is the first non-classical undergraduate music performance course in Ireland, and represents an exciting development in music education.

The course covers a wide range of musical techniques including performance, instrumental technique, improvisation, composition, computer music, aural training, arranging, and pedagogical studies.

The BAJP can be seen as being a liberal arts education in music, covering as it does so many different areas and giving the participants the skills necessary to operate in a wide area of contemporary music, not just jazz.

Newpark Music Centre
Newtownpark Avenue
Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Ronan Guilfoyle, Jazz Department Director, BAJP Programme Director
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Phone: 011-353-1-288-3740 or 011-353-1-288-3989