MMusPerf Music Performance

  • Application deadline
    12 April 2022 (Final Application Cycle)
  • Course duration
    2 years
  • Course accreditation
    Trinity Accredited Course
  • Course fee
    €10,300 per annum
  • Course fee (non-EU/EEA)
    €21,600 per annum

Course Introduction

The MMusPerf Programme attracts instrumentalists and vocalists who have achieved a high level of technical and musical skills in their undergraduate studies.

For more details relevant to your instrument/voice, please follow the links below:

  1. MMusPerf (Keyboard)
  2. MMusPerf (Strings)
  3. MMusPerf (Vocal Studies)
  4. MMusPerf (Woodwind, Brass & Percussion)


BVOF/RIAM Next Generation Awards

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and the Royal Irish Academy of Music have announced a transformative new music prize to support the studies of two master's students every year at the RIAM

The largest bursary of its kind in Ireland, the BVOF/RIAM Next Generation Awards will select one vocal studies student and one instrumental student annually to each receive €20,000. This new award will assist each winner to complete their two-year Master in Music Performance programme at the RIAM. 

The award is open to vocal and instrumental students worldwide who apply to study on the Masters in Music Performance programme at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, with a particular focus on applications from tenor/countertenors for the vocal award.  Recipients will be chosen through their RIAM audition to receive the award, which will be provided as €10,000 in Year 1 and €10,000 in Year 2. Students interested in studying MMus at the RIAM from September 2022 can apply between 1 March - 12 April 2022.

More information on how to apply and audition requirements can be found on Applications submitted by 12 April 2022 will be automatically considered for this award.  There is no separate application process.

Course handbook

MMusPerf Course Handbook