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College History

Cork City Music College was founded in 1987. The core mission of the fledgling College was to provide a comprehensive music education for adults and children, recognising that every student has different interests and capabilities. In 1990 the College moved to Drinan Street, and from here the Music Outreach Network was developed.

The Music Outreach Network provides music tuition by fully qualified and garda-vetted teachers in 12 different locations throughout the city and county. CCMC’s aim has been to develop tuition centres in areas that may not have had access to formal music tuition and to give musical opportunities to students of all ages. Tuition is provided on a wide range of instruments and also other music courses including Music Bug Club classes, theory of music classes, Junior Certificate grinds and Leaving Certificate Musicianship courses. Opportunities for ensemble playing are provided in various groups such as the flute ensemble, vocal group, pop group and string ensemble.

In 2016 Cork City Music College moved to Coláiste Éamann Rís, formerly Deerpark CBS, which is now the main teaching and administrative centre.

With the guidance of CCMC’s highly experienced and dedicated staff members, a love of music can be nurtured in all students of all ages.