RIAM Junior Choirs

Junior Choirs of the Royal Irish Academy of Music are made up of children aged between 6 and 18. They meet on Saturdays to explore songs for the young under the musical direction of Denise Coleman, Sinead O’Duinnín and Elizabeth Keighary. 

Children in the RIAM Choirs develop excellent aural and reading skills in addition to performing attractive repertoire and forming musical friendships. 


Junior RIAM Choirs perform in the RIAM twice yearly. Other venues include St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row and in the US Ambassador’s Residence for The Ireland Funds.  

The choirs have collaborated with the RIAM Junior Strings in a concert in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children and in Benjamin Britten’s St Nicolas with the RIAM Chamber Orchestra and RIAM Chorale under the baton of Blánaid Murphy. 

Members of these talented choirs also performed in the RIAM’s critically acclaimed production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen directed by Lynne Parker, and more recently participated in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in Dublin and Carlow.  

Choir levels: 

Magic melodies: age 6-8, suitable for children who are in pre-instrumental music classes, have just started an instrument, or who are absolute beginners 

Junior: age 8 to 11 

Intermediate: age 12 to 14 

Advanced: age 15 to 18