At the heart of the Academy is a creative and systematic musical training for individuals of all ages. Weekly lessons from 40 to 60 minutes are offered in all classical music disciplines over a 30 week academic year, which commences each September. All classical musical disciplines are catered for at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and are housed in five separate faculties namely, Keyboard; String; Woodwind, Brass and Percussion; Vocal and Musicianship.
The RIAM faculties include many international and national prize-winners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.
Meet the Faculties
The RIAM faculties include all classical musical disciplines, such as Keyboard; String; Woodwind, Brass and Percussion; Vocal and Musicianship.
Throughout its 150-year history, the Academy has nurtured and developed the talents of many of Ireland’s finest musicians.
From a young child taking his first musical steps to the seasoned musician seeking expertise and guidance at the highest level, the RIAM’s multi-faceted courses have something to offer all aspiring musicians. The Academy provides a comprehensive musical education from pre-instrumental to post-graduate level and offers numerous courses for both part-time and full-time students.
Closing date for online application is December 1st and auditions are held in February each year.
Auditions are held during the first half of May each year and successful applicants may be considered for an Entrance Scholarships which entitles the recipient to a 50% reduction from their tuition fees for their first year at the Academy. Only those who audition and are successful are eligible to be considered for these awards.
For details of fees and any other queries, please contact the General Office.