MGOW/ Maynooth University | Sinfonia 2019 - 2020
Application to join Sinfonia for season 2019 - 2020
Rehearsals are full day 11:00 - 16:00

Where: All rehearsals and concert will be based in either Athlone Institute of Technology OR Maynooth University.
When based in Maynooth University bus transport will be organised from Athlone IT to Maynooth.
Membership Cost: €120 non-refundable fee
About Sinfonia
SINFONIA is an orchestral residency that aims to create supports and new experiences for professional, student and young musician alike.
The result is ‘an orchestral experience scheme’ that enables musicians from Maynooth University Music Department who are at the start of their professional careers and young musicians from the midlands to experience playing in rehearsals and concert performances with established musicians.
Throughout the residency, as much as possible, no matter age or previous playing experience, all musicians will be treated as professionals. Music may be adjusted to our instrumentation, perhaps abridged but it is our aim not to simplify.
The result is that all participants will have the opportunity to experience making music in a demanding and challenging environment as we journey towards preparing for a concert packed with some of the orchestral repertoire greats.
The Sinfonia Team
The Sinfonia team brings together professional musicians of Maynooth University and Music Generation Offaly/ Westmeath who are all experienced performers, teachers, conductors and educators, under guidance of Andrew Synnott composer, conductor and our inspirational Artistic Director.

These musicians have experience of working with musicians of all ages and stages of their playing development.

Current students of Maynooth University Department of Music will also form part of the ensemble.

In each rehearsal session the team will combine learning new repertoire and extending instrumental and ensemble skill with great orchestral playing as they work towards a fantastic performance.
Getting Involved
There is NO AUDITION - application is by the attached form and teacher recommendation.

String, woodwind, brass, percussion, harp and piano players are welcome to apply.

Please be as accurate as possible in your answers.

Selection criteria will apply.

The number of places available is dictated by the final instrumentation of the ensemble.
Taking Part
Enthusiastic, hard-working instrumentalists of grade 5 and above are welcome to apply.

It is not necessary to have previous experience of playing in an ensemble.


Participants will be expected to commit to attending ALL rehearsals/ sectionals as well as the final performances.

All rehearsals and the final performance will be based either in Athlone Institute of Technology or Maynooth University.

Dates of rehearsals/ performances TBC.
About the Instrumentalist
Surname *
First Name *
Date of Birth *
About your Instrument
What Instrument(s) do you play? *
If you answered 'other' to instrument above - what instrument do you play?
Have you consulted your teacher on your application to Sinfonia and are they willing to support your participation during lessons if required? *
Do you attend weekly instrumental tuition/ lessons? *
If yes, who is your teacher?
What music are you currently playing? Include composer and title of work.
Have you have recently completed an RIAM/ ABRSM exam?
Clear selection
If yes, what grade?
If no, what grade best describes the standard of your playing - please consult your teacher.
Tell us a bit about yourself! Include information on your previous playing experience and how you feel being part of Sinfonietta would benefit your development as a musician. *
Are you already a member of an orchestra or ensemble?
Clear selection
If yes, tell us about your group - how often do you rehearse, what pieces are you working on?
Parent/ Guardian Information
Parent/ Guardian's Name *
Postal Address *
Contact Telephone Number *
Information on rehearsals may be communicated by text
Contact Email for parent *
Notification of success of application and all official correspondence will be sent to this address. Your email details will be stored on our database.
4. Commitment
Please confirm the rehearsals and performance dates you can attend. Commitment and ability to attend rehearsals will be taken into consideration.
Rehearsal & Performance Dates *
5. Terms & Conditions
Agreement *
Please read and accept the following terms & conditions of participation in Sinfonia for Season 2019 - 2020
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