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Student Announcements

updated 7/16/19 HCM

Irish Fair Volunteers! - The CIM is looking for volunteers to staff the our info booth at the Irish Fair of Minnesota, August 9-11. More information and a place to sign up here!

CIM OPEN HOUSE - Our annual Open House is scheduled for August 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The Open House is an opportunity for students and newcomers to meet our instructors and staff, take part in an instrument/class demo, and register for fall classes! This event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors to come check out what we have going on at CIM! We will also need some set-up and clean-up volunteers, if you're so inclined: Sign-up.

Summer Term - Runs June 10-August 18! If you have questions about when your classes and lessons are, you can log into your student account and view them in the "My Activities" tab. If you would like to schedule lessons, please contact Hannah at 

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  • June 10-August 18 - Summer Term
  • July 25 - O'Shea Irish Dance and Center for Irish Music perform at St. Paul Saints game.
  • August 9-11 - Irish Fair of Minnesota
  • August 12-19 - All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Ireland
  • August 15 - Financial Aid Application Deadline for 2019 Fall Term
  • August 19-25 - Make-up week for Summer Term
  • August 25 - 2-5pm, Center for Irish Music Open House!
  • September 3 - FIRST DAY OF FALL TERM
  • September 15 - 1:30-3:00pm, Junior Session @ CIM
  • September 21 - 6-8:30pm, New Students' Social

Student Documents

Orientation for New Students

The Center for Irish Music welcomes students of any age and level! We love our students and are so happy to have you as a part of our traditional Irish music family.  Please take a moment to peruse our website.  In addition to information about the CIM, this website includes a wealth of information about the local Twin Cities Irish music scene.  Here are some useful online spots, both for admin and music.

Admin-related links

  • Bookmark this page! - for student announcements, upcoming dates, performances etc.
  • CIM's Facebook page is very active.  "Like" our page and follow what we are up to.
  • Important CIM Dates - we publish a pdf of important dates on our calendar page.  We also do our best to keep our google calendar up to date (also on the calendar page).
  • CIM newsletter - All CIM students are automatically signed up for our monthly newsletter.  If you are not receiving our e-newsletter, please sign up on the newsletter page, or contact us at  All newsletters are archived on our newsletter page.
  • CIM Policies - if you ever need to refer to our policies for private lessons or classes, they are here!
  • YOUR student portal!!  You have a student portal with our online registration system, where you can access your account, see when your lessons are and view your past enrollment.  Click on the "Student Portal" link at the upper right-hand corner of every page of our site!  Contact us at with any questions.

Music-related links

  • CIM Common Repertoire - (under the "Resources" tab).  Every few years, we develop an online resource of tunes for our students.  This is a great place to learn tunes that your fellow students will know.  We are currently working on a 2016 common repertoire.
  • Recitals - we hold two recitals a year for all of our students and encourage ALL of you to participate.  Our recitals are one of the BEST places to meet new musical friends and families.
  • Local Sessions - be a part of the Twin Cities' vibrant tune-playing community by going to listen or play at a session!  Don't be shy. . . You may even be able to convince your instructor to go with you—or maybe he or she is already there every week! Former CIM instructor Tom Lockney runs a learner's session at Keegan's pub on Sundays from 4-6pm that many of our students attend.
  • Instruments FAQ page - there is a small amount of information about where/how to buy Irish traditional instruments and recommendations of local businesses that will help you with repairs.  This information comes directly from our instructors - they are your best resource for any instrument-related questions!
  • Local Music Competitions & Midwest Fleadh Cheoil pages - for those of you who benefit from the pressure of a good, solid deadine (that is likely most of you)!  We highly recommend these opportunities, particularly for under-18 musicians, as a way to improve and increase your enjoyment of the music.

CIM Google Calendar

We keep this google calendar up to date with events, classes, workshops, board meetings and event planning committee meetings.

How to Stay Connected

Visit this google document to learn about how to stay connected to things at CIM!