How to Apply: Junior RIAM

Junior RIAM offers a fantastic array of courses, from beginner group classes, orchestras, bands and choirs to individual instrumental and vocal tuition, with some of Ireland’s finest teachers.

Our Early Years programmes are suitable for young children wishing to start their musical journey in Ireland’s national conservatoire. No audition is required and to find out more about our Pre-Instrumental and Beginner Classes, please visit our Early Years page. 

Individual instrumental or vocal lessons with our wonderful teachers are in high demand and places are awarded following the completion of an online application and a short audition submitted via video recording.

Junior RIAM students who play an applicable instrument will be allocated to one of our fine selection of bands and orchestras. Places in these ensembles are also open to applications from students who receive tuition externally. 

Applications are also welcomed for Junior Choir and we encourage instrumental as well as vocal students to participate in our choirs. 

The Junior RIAM entry & audition requirements are outlined below and applicants will be contacted following the closing date with more detailed information on the audition process.

The closing date for Junior RIAM applications is 18th February 2022.

AUDITIONS

Applicants are required to give a brief spoken introduction and play a short piece on any instrument or sing a song. In some instances, applicants may be invited to attend the Academy to ascertain physical suitability for particular instruments 

We do not offer individual tuition to complete beginners in violin, piano or guitar.   

The maximum age for beginner string players (excluding violin) is 12.   

Applicants are required to submit a video recording including the following:-  

  • A short spoken introduction  

  • 2 contrasting pieces   

  • 1 major scale and arpeggio + 1 minor scale and arpeggio   

The minimum age for applications for individual tuition in voice is 15.  

Applicants are required to submit a video recording including the following:-  

  • A short spoken introduction   

  • 2 pieces, one of which should be from the classical repertoire 

Junior Choir is for students aged 8 – 18. Applicants are required to submit a video recording including the following:-  

  

  • A spoken introduction   

  • 1 unaccompanied short song   

  • A full major scale starting on C or D