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LRIAM Licentiate Diploma

Closing dates: 

  • 5:00 pm on May 1st for the June/July examination session
  • 5:00 pm on October 10th for the November/December examination session
  • Note: If either of these dates fall on a weekend or Bank Holiday, the deadline for entries will close on the following Wednesday at 5:00 pm

 All Diploma exams are held at the RIAM twice yearly during June/July and November/December. 

Application

From Spring 2022 on, the application process for the LRIAM Diploma has been moved online.

Exam Dates

The dates and times displayed on the booking page, indicate the period during which the exam will be scheduled.

A specific date and time for group exams (Papers I & II / Aurals) as well as date and times for individual practical exams will be scheduled upon receipt of applications. Exam candidates will be informed about their final schedule individually.  

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Application (Registration Process)

The online registration process is a two-step process:

Step 1:    Click the "LRIAM Online application" button to go to the booking website where you need to "Register" your exam.  

Fill in your details and select your relevant Exam option (Please note: The options are listed by fees [lowest to the highest], and are not grouped by exam type.) - Please only select "one" option. 

Pay for your booked exam online (Note: Payments can only be made with Credit/Debit Card)

Step 2:     Upon completion of your payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to an "Online Application" form. 

Please complete and submit your online application by no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 4th.

(Late applications cannot be accepted)

Following the closing date, the individual and group exams will be scheduled, and your individual schedule will be sent to you by email.

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Deferred exam candidates:

LRIAM Exam candidates who have been approved for a "deferral" of a previous exam round (due to illness or other certified circumstances), please contact diplomaexams@riam.ie to receive a  direct link to the online application form, subject to all due fees having been received for the previous round.

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For any additional questions, please email diplomaexams@riam.ie

LRIAM - Online Application

Please see below some commonly asked questions about the A/LRIAM Diploma. (for all other A/LRIAM related questions please contact diplomaexams@riam.ie)

Q:           Are all pieces, and studies to be performed without music?

A:            All scales and arpeggios are to be played from memory. A/LRIAM Teacher Diploma candidates can use music scores for the practical exams. A/LRIAM Performance Diploma candidates have to play all pieces from memory.

[All music performed during your exam needs to be brought as an original score or verifiable sheet music (whether it is being used to play from or not). If you use music scores for playing, please bring an additional copy of each piece for the examiners.]

 

Q:           I am planning on sitting Section II and III. Will I need to attach my exemption for Section I: Theory as part of my application?

A:            You can apply for an exemption through the application form. Transcripts or proof of passed exam sections will then need to be submitted by email to diplomaexams@riam.ie. (Note: All exemption requests are subject to approval)

For additional information please check the syllabus.

 

Q:           Would I be able to request to sit Section I and Section II on the same day?

A:            The scheduling of the exams is subject to various factors and personal preferences cannot be guaranteed. As a rule, Sections I and II are usually scheduled on the same day (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) with Section III generally happening on a separate day.

Subjects & Syllabi:

Download current syllabi for the LRIAM below:

Fees (2022):

Licentiate (LRIAM) Teacher

All sections             €750
Any two sections    €525
Any one section     €500

Licentiate (LRIAM) Performer

All sections              €700

Licentiate (LRIAM) Composition, Harmony & Counterpoint

All sections             €750
Any two sections    €525
Any one section      €500

Licentiate (LRIAM) Teacher & Performer

All sections              €750
Any one section       €500