Applications for IYWE 2024 are now closed. The Irish Youth Wind Ensemble Summer Residential Course 2024 will take place in University of Limerick from Sunday, 28 July to Saturday, 3 August 2024.

Artistic Director: Ronan O’Reilly

Audition Dates & Venues

Auditions will take place in Dublin from 9 to 10 March in Artane School of Music, and in Cork on 16 March 2024 in MTU Cork School of Music.

The closing date for your audition application is Friday, 23 February 2024.

There are provisional plans in place for the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble to tour abroad to perform in July 2025. Because of this, the results of the auditions for 2024 will also stand for the 2025 ensemble. We will not be holding auditions in 2025 unless specific instruments are required.

It is hoped that everyone that applies for the 2024 ensemble would be available to travel in 2025.


Applications are invited for Flute / Piccolo, Oboe / Cor Anglais, Bb, Eb and Bass Clarinet, Alto / Tenor / Bari Saxophone, Bassoon & Contra Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp and Double Bass.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 25 during the course and have a minimum of Grade 6 standard (or equivalent).


For audition, you will need to prepare two contrasting pieces and expect to sight read. The sight reading level will be similar to that expected at the grade 6 exam. Your audition will not take longer than 10 minutes and it is a feature of this audition that you may be stopped at any time during your performance. If you have applied for more than one instrument you should bring all instruments to the audition. Percussionists must bring their own sticks. Auditions are unaccompanied.