Music is part of the curriculum at Castleknock College. It is offered at junior and senior levels. Compositional and aural skills are developed extensively throughout the courses. An important component of the music curriculum at both levels is practical skill. 25% at junior cycle and 50% at senior level is awarded to a practical exam (playing an instrument or singing).
Students who study music at Castleknock College can benefit from the huge amount of opportunities available to them. Beyond the classroom, students can have weekly lessons, be part of many bands, orchestras and choirs.
Recently, Music students have enjoyed successes in large musical productions and national competitions. They have taken part in productions of Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Grease and Little Shop of Horrors. In more recent years there have been sell-out run of Les Miserables and Jesus Christ Superstar. The Students also put in wonderful work to compete and win a number of competitions, including first prize at Feis Ceoil, Arklow and Derry Music Festivals. They also went on to perform at the National Concert Hall, winning third prize in the Walton’s Music for Schools Competition, competing against schools from all over the country.