Applications are now closed for the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble 2020. Please note that, in line with the government advice, the IAYO office is closed currently and our post is on hold with An Post. If you have posted in your form, we will receive it once we re-open.

IYWE 2020 will take place in the University of Limerick from 19th – 25th July 2020.

Artistic Director: Ronan O’Reilly

Audition Dates & Venues

Audition dates for 2020:

– Friday, 6th March 2020 – CIT Cork School of Music
– Saturday, 7th March 2020 – Artane School of Music
– Sunday, 8th March 2020 – Artane School of Music


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.


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.