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. With the resources of such talent at their disposal, it is no wonder that Academy students have been accepted for further study at the most prestigious music institutions around the world.