Group Syllabus Programme

RIAM Cara Awards

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is proud to announce an exciting new evaluation programme, the RIAM Cara Awards.

Designed for schools and communities engaged in group music-making and drama work, this innovative programme particularly supports beginners and their teachers and is ideal for group teaching in multiple environments.


The RIAM Cara Awards offer:

  • An affordable evaluation programme for beginners learning in a group setting.
  • An engaging music syllabus for a wide variety of instruments including: violin, cello, guitar, keyboard, recorder, flute, clarinet and trumpet, voice and traditional instruments.
  • Diverse, attractive and inclusive repertoire choices across pop, classical, traditional and folk genres.
  • A fun Stage School Performance Programme for groups and individuals featuring dance, singing and acting elements

This imaginative new programme is part of the RIAM’s highly successful Local Centre Examination System.

For further details please visit the new RIAM Teaching Network.

Please download copy of the new evaluation programme here.

RIAM Cara Awards Group Syllabus 2015-2018

RIAM Cara Awards Group Syllabus web version

RIAM Cara Awards Group Syllabus (zipped version)

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