Music at Junior Cycle consists of a series of interrelated musical activities aimed at developing performing, composing and listening skills. This syllabus is for first, second and third year students.

The Junior Cycle Music specification aims to contribute to the development of artistic awareness and understanding, self-expression, self-esteem, imagination and multicultural sensitivity, and therefore, to the development of the whole person. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to produce and engage with authentic and original music, that is both theirs and the music of others. In doing so, they will develop the music literacy, critical skills and language necessary to engage with today’s musical world. Please read the document below to get more detailed information or alternatively please visit the following websites: