Music Speech and Drama

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 Examination 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 examination 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 Examination 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 examination 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 a Local Centre Examination held between 10 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Age limit: under 15 years of age on 31st December of the year in which the examination was taken.

Senior Certificate

Age limit: under seventeen years of age on 31 December of the year in which the examination was taken.

Group D

Scholarship for Vocal Students

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

Age limit: under eighteen years of age on 31 December of the year in which the examination 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 Examination 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 examination 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 Examination 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 examination was taken.

General Regulations for Scholarship/Prize Competition

  1. Past or present pupils of the Academy in the instrument of examination, or an allied instrument/subject, are not eligible to compete.
  2. Candidates may not enter for more than one Scholarship or Prize in the same subject.
  3. Candidates winning a Prize or a Scholarship cannot compete in the same grade the following year.
  4. Candidates requiring accompaniment must provide their own accompanist for the competition.
  5. We regret that it is not possible for candidates to obtain a breakdown of the marks awarded at 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.

Closing Date
Eligible candidates must apply by Monday 2 April 2018

Competition
Awards are determined by competitive examination which will be held in the RIAM in June 2018.