All RIAM Local Centre Exam Syllabi (except Piano) extended until December 2019

The RIAM Local Centre has decided to extend all syllabi, except piano, until the end of 2019. In 2019, candidates and teachers will have the option of working from the current or the new syllabi. Read more about the grace period for exam syllabi.

The new 2019-2022 Piano Syllabus and 2019 Piano Albums are now available.


With over 120 years experience in examining, the Royal Irish Academy of Music is highly regarded as an examining body both at home and abroad.

The Local Centre Examination System, which examines over 40,000 students annually, offers a logical progression in most classical musical disciplines, as well as speech and drama for students and teachers alike.

Diplomas of Associate and Licentiate in both Teaching and Performance are a natural conclusion for many students who have travelled up through the Local Centre Examination System.

If you would like to submit some of your own works for inclusion in the Local Centre Piano Albums (Elementary to Grade V), please refer to this Invitation for details.

Contact Details: 

Local Centre Exams Office: localcentre@riam.ie

Complaints and Appeals: Lorna Horan

Queries relating to the Exams and Syllabus: LC.queries@riam.ie

Exam Publications: Majella Boland LC.publications@riam.ie

Speech and Drama Examinations: Anna Walker LC.SpeechandDrama@riam.ie