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CSN Music Course Celebrates 25 Years of Success in Irish & Global Music Industry

Excitement is building in advance of the CSN Music Course's celebrations of 25 years of success in the Irish and international music industries. To keep informed of our upcoming events and live perfomances make sure to follow us on Facebook.

In this month's Hot Press magazine Colm O'Hare looks back on 25 great years making music with Chris Ahern and past graduates including Mick Flannery and his sound engineer (and CSN lecturer) Chloe Nagle. You can read the full Hot Press article here.

25 years of CSN Music
Colm O'Hare looks back on 25 great years making music with Chris Ahern and Mick Flannery in this month's Hot Press Magazine. Click the image to enlarge it. Alternatively, you can read the full article here in PDF format.

There is also a great overview on the Cork Chamber's website:

A long list of international and Irish music success stories share a common bond, and that is the college which they graduated from in Cork. Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa will soon celebrate 25 years of the Music, Management and Sound course with a special alumni gathering on 5th March in Cork.

Acclaimed Irish artists such as Mick Flannery, Frank & Walters and Áine Whelan share not only a love and talent for music, but also their musical education at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa. Graduates of CSN have worked with global artists such as Michael Bolton, Metallica and Bryan Adams. Add to this the fact that members of some of Ireland’s top bands including O Emperor, the High Kings, Ten Past Seven, Walking on Cars and the Incredibles all started their careers at CSN, and it is clear that the standard of education and passion of teaching staff at the school has helped to shape incredibly successful careers in the Irish and global music industry.

“The success of the Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa Music, Management and Sound course is evidenced by the uptake in the music industry of our graduates,” says Course Director Chris Ahern. “This course, now 25 years old, has an incredible success story and our students have gone on to rewarding and fulfilling careers in their chosen area of music, thanks to the education and approach of the college.”

“Our students are given every opportunity to succeed and many of our music graduates have gone on to forge hugely successful careers with leading global record labels. Some of the artists have found their bandmates, sound engineering team and producers on the course. This is true of Mick Flannery, who wrote his album debut album, Evening Train, while attending CSN and his sound engineer Chloe Nagle, who has toured with Mick and now also teaches on the course at CSN,” he added.

The Music, Management and Sound course at CSN has long been recognised as an invaluable skills resource for Irish musicians, equipping over 1,000 students over the last 25 years with the knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to succeed in every aspect of the music industry.

“To mark the 25 year milestone we are hosting a gathering for past pupils. It will be a very special event at Jacobs on the Mall, and we welcome music professionals from all over the world back to Cork and the CSN community, where it all started for them. This event will be a true showcase of the success of the course,” said Vivienne MacSweeney, Principal of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa.

(Cork Chamber)

Also thanks to Brian Hayes Curtin in the Cork Independent for summing it up nicely:

Stars like Mick Flannery, the Frank & Walters and members of O Emperor, the High Kings, Ten Past Seven and Walking on Cars have passed their doors and soon the course that spawned them will celebrate 25 years.

Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN) will celebrate 25 years of the Music, Management and Sound course with a special alumni gathering on 5 March in Cork.

Graduates of CSN have worked with globally famous artists such as Michael Bolton, Metallica and Bryan Adams and many successful Irish bands started their careers at CSN. 

"The success of the Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa Music, Management and Sound course is evidenced by the uptake in the music industry of our graduates," says course director Chris Ahern. "This course, now 25 years old, has an incredible success story and our students have gone on to rewarding and fulfilling careers in their chosen area of music, thanks to the education and approach of the college."

"Our students are given every opportunity to succeed and many of our music graduates have gone on to forge hugely successful careers with leading global record labels. Some of the artists have found their bandmates, sound engineering team and producers on the course. This is true of Mick Flannery, who wrote his album debut album, 'Evening Train', while attending CSN and his sound engineer Chloe Nagle, who has toured with Mick and now also teaches on the course at CSN," he added.

The Music, Management and Sound course at CSN has long been recognised as an invaluable skills resource for Irish musicians, equipping over 1,000 students over the last 25 years with the knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to succeed in every aspect of the music industry.

"To mark the 25 year milestone we are hosting a gathering for past pupils. It will be a very special event at Jacobs on the Mall, and we welcome music professionals from all over the world back to Cork and the CSN community, where it all started for them. This event will be a true showcase of the success of the course," said Vivienne MacSweeney, principal of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa.

(Cork Independent)

CSN Open Day: March 10th 2015

One of the best ways to experience CSN life is to come to our Open Day. This event offers you a great opportunity to see what it’s like being a student here – what courses are available, what student life is like, and what facilities we have that make CSN an excellent choice.

All staff members are on hand to answer all queries relating to courses, qualifications, subjects and progression to 3rd level or the workplace. You can visit classrooms and workshops to see work being produced. Students are also available to answer any questions you may have.

275 CAO offers to CSN Graduates in 2014

Pictured at the 2014 graduations are Dance graduates Anne-Marie Cahill from Waterfall and Kevin Twomey from Douglas. Photo: Diane Cusack

Did you know that 400 CAO Points can be earned by students on successful completion of our one year courses in CSN?

This year CSN had 275 CAO offers.

CSN students are given every opportunity to succeed and progress, in fact many of them progress to UCC or CIT to pursue their studies.

CSN Sports Graduates Featured in the Evening Echo

Check out CSN's past students on the Evening Echo as Cork's leading Personal Trainers....Sean O'Gorman, Darren O'Leary, Laura Murphy and Niall Kenefick and they all started here...!

CSN Sports Graduates featured in the Evening Echo

CSN Student wins Scholarship to US University

Congratulations to Soccer Education and Coaching student Shane O'Connell who has just recently signed a US Soccer Scholarship with Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee. Shane will take up his position at the university in August 2015.

CSN Basketball team wins the Southern Conference League
Shane O'Connell wins scholarship to US University.

CSN Basketball Team wins the Southern Conference League

Congratulations to the CSN Men's College Basketball team who won the Southern Conference League Title for the first time.

The team topped the table with 6 wins in a row against difficult competition and as most of the team are first years it is really a great achievement. They now hope to add the Varsities title which takes place in Belfast in April.

Training takes place at 4pm every Tuesday in the CSN sports hall and if there are any players who play club level and are interested they can contact d.scanlon@csn.ie

CSN Basketball team wins the Southern Conference League
Undefeated Champions.

CSN Business Studies Students Progress to UCC

Congratulations to students of the CSN Business Studies course (Law option) who progressed to UCC.

Photographed below are Daniel Abaloo (Commerce), Bishopstown, Sam Hensen (Law), St. Luke's, Rory Hanlon (Law), Carrigmahon, and Anthony Hurley (Criminology) from Bantry.

Congratulations to the CSN Business Studies graduates, Daniel Abaloo, Bishopstown, Sam Walne, St. Luke's, Rory O'Hanlon, Carrigmahon, and Anthony Hurley, Bantry, who all progresssed on onto UCC.

CSN Graduation, December 2014

Some of our graduate students on their big day. Well done everybody!

 

More than one third of students graduating are progressing into further third level education in both Ireland and UK. A further 171 graduates will continue to QQI (FETAC) level 6 courses and 180 graduates have secured employment following their qualifications at the further education college based on Tramore Road, Cork.

Photos by Diane Cusack.

Congratulations to CSN Sports & Exercise Science Graduates on receiving their Degrees

Jason Butler, Paul Cahalane and John Ryan, graduates of the 2013 CSN Higher National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science all achieved honours degrees from the University of Sunderland.


(L-R) Jason Butler, Paul Cahalane, John Ryan.

To read testimonials from a range of past graduates, visit the course page

CSN Coach Ed. Students Progress to UCC

Congratulations to Gavin Forde, Ger McCann and Francis Courtney who progressed from Coach Education to the Physical education Course in UCC.

High Performance Coach Education Students

Congratulations to Wayne O'Callaghan from Coach Education who recently captained the Special Olympic Soccer team to Gold.

Career News

Contact details for the Careers & Counselling service

CAO

The CAO late application system reopens on March 5th.

HEAR/DARE schemes

Both schemes have to be applied for by March 1st, and supporting   documentation required for both has to be submitted by April 1st.

UCAS

The route B deadline for submission of applications to UK colleges is March 24th these are mainly art and performing arts courses.

MSAP (Mature Student Assessment Pathway)

Mature students applying for UCC Arts faculty courses must complete the MSAP test. A CAO application number is required to register for the MSAP through www.msap.acer.edu

The MSAP will be held in UCC on March 7th.
A pre-test MSAP to be held here in CSN on Friday, February 13th between 2.30 and 4.30 pm. Contact the Careers office to register for the test.

Advanced entry to Institutes of Technology

For advanced entry to Institutes of Technology students mainly apply direct to the colleges. For a small number of colleges application is made through the CAO. For details on how to apply please contact the Career’s Office.

CIT Cork Colleges Progression Scheme

Application forms are now available from the Career’s Office. Places are reserved on some CIT courses for Further Education students attending Cork Colleges. See CIT website for more details. Completed forms have to be returned to your Course Coordinator by 26th March.

CSN open day

The CSN open day will be held on Tuesday, March 10th.

UCC Sport Studies and Physical Education CK116

UCC have changed the minimum entry requirements for this course from five distinctions to four distinctions in FETAC awards DSRXX/5M5146 and DSDCX.

UCC HEAR Scheme

If you were aged under 23 on January 1st,  have a grant and wish to progress to UCC courses you may be eligible to apply under this programme.

Online Applications for Full Time Courses

Applications are now open for full-time courses for 2014-2015

Apply online We are now accepting all applications for full-time courses beginning this September.

All queries are welcome about any of the courses. You can find the relevant staff email addresses on each of the course pages.

NCSE Information

NCSE Iformation bookletNCSE has published an Information Booklet on Post School Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities in Education and Training

It is planned to update this on line booklet periodically, to reflect future changes.

The online booklet contains summary information about the relevant programmes and supports in the areas of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, HSE Rehabilitative Training and Adult Day Services.  It provides an overview of the relevant sectors.

It also includes links and signposts to more detailed information and guidance sources as required.

NCSE  hopes that many people including those with disabilities and their carers  will find this booklet of interest and of assistance. 

CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC

CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC

Sarah Louise Coughlan, Sinead Duggan, Killian Barry, Yvonne Murphy, William Browne.

Recent graduates from the CSN Coach Education course who earned places on the Physical Education Teaching Course in UCC. They are currently in their first year of the course and we wish them the best of luck in their studies.

CSN Performance Gym

Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym stocked with New Technogym equipment. Full range of Cardiovascular equipment / Machine weights / Free weights

Opening Times

Gym will open to members from Monday 15th September 2014 at 7am

  • Monday:      7 -9am      4-6pm
  • Tuesday:      7-9am      4-7pm
  • Wednesday:  7-9am      4-7pm
  • Thursday:     7-9am      4-7pm
  • Friday:         7-9am

MEMBERSHIP

All sports students with student cards have prepaid access while all other students can pay for membership at CSN main reception.  No Student card and towel = no entry. Their will be a limited number of gym users at any given time. This will be based on space in the gym and a first come first serve system will operate.

GYM INSTRUCTORS ( CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS)

Patricia Collins. Email: ohcouture@hotmail.com

For full details please visit the main Gym webpage.

Study & Learning Support

If you do not qualify for disability but require assistance with any of the following:

  • completing assignments
  • researching projects
  • revising difficult topics
  • exam techniques

..then you should contact the Study Support Service for help and advice.

Contact them through:

  • the study support facilitator Eleanor Hession,
  • our guidance counsellors Siobhan Daly and Jim O'Connell
  • your teachers or course director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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