Scholarships and Prizes

The Academy offers for competition:

(a) Local Centre Entrance Scholarships – providing free tuition in the subject of the exam at the Academy for one academic year from September 2018 to June 2019. The Scholarships also provide for attendance at a Musicianship Class, which is obligatory. Eligible candidates must apply by Monday,  2 April 2018 stating whether they wish to compete for a Scholarship or a Prize. Application forms are available from the Local Centre Exams Office or may be downloaded below.

(b) Cash Prizes

Group A First Prize €150 and Second Prize €120
Group B First Prize €225 and Second Prize €150
Group C First Prize €300 and Second Prize €225

The awards will be determined by competitive exam, which will be held at the Academy in June 2018.

Scholarships & Prizes – Conditions of Entry

Qualifying Exams and Age Limits

Instrumentalists – Groups A, B and C,

Singing Only – Group D

Group A

(Scholarship or 1st Prize €150, 2nd Prize €120)

For candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade I or higher in a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: Under 10 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Group B

(Scholarship or 1st Prize €225, 2nd Prize €150)

For candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade III or higher in a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: Under 12 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Group C

(Scholarship or 1st Prize €300, 2nd Prize €225)

For candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade VI or higher in or a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: Under 15 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Senior Certificate  Age limit: Under 17 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Group D

Scholarship (Singing Students Only)

For Candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade VIII in a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018

Age limit: Under 18 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

 

Speech & Drama Scholarships & Prizes 

Group A

Scholarship or 1st Prize €150, 2nd Prize €120)

For candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade I or higher in a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: Under 10 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Group B

Scholarship or 1st Prize €225, 2nd Prize €150)

For candidates who obtain a minimum of 90% in Grade III or higher in a Local Centre Exam held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: Under 12 years of age on 31 December of the year in which the exam was taken.

Scholarships & Prizes – General Regulations

  • Past or present pupils of the Academy in the instrument/subject of examination, or an allied instrument/subject, are not eligible to compete.
  • Candidates may not enter for more than one Scholarship or Prize in the same subject.
  • Candidates winning a Prize or a Scholarship cannot compete in the same grade the following year.
  • Candidates requiring accompaniment must provide their own accompanist for the competition.

Syllabus for Scholarship/Prize Competition

  • Two contrasting pieces/items of own choice of the same or higher standard as the pieces/items selected for the original Local Centre examination.
  • Scales & arpeggios, aural requirements and sight-reading, as for the music grade passed at qualifying Local Centre examination.
  • Theoretical Questions/Conversation.

Download Attachments:

Music Scholarship Form (lc_scholarship_app_form.pdf, 0.02 MB)
Speech Scholarship Form (lc_speech_drama_scholarship_app_form.pdf, 0.02 MB)