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GOAL Performances

GOAL Performances are a flexible new way for performers of all abilities to check and celebrate their progress. Submitted digitally and open to Pop & Rock, Traditional, Folk, Jazz, and Drama performers, GOAL Performances provide helpful, mark-free feedback from a skilled RIAM professional, without the pressure of passing or failing an exam.

GOAL Performance markless assessments are currently available in line with RIAM Exam Spring, Summer & Winter sessions.

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You choose the pieces that you are excited to learn, practise and perform.

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Suitable for everyone, from beginners to professionals, soloists or groups, and performers with additional needs.

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You’ll receive helpful feedback and a certificate of completion, with ideas for how you can keep improving.

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You choose your level based on the length of your performance programme.

A new assessment from the RIAM that’s built around you!

Whether you are working towards a performance, a more traditional grade exam, or even a party piece, you get to choose your personal GOAL.

Here’s how:

1. Choose your Stage

For solo performers or performers with an accompaniment:

Individual Stage 1 Up to 6 minutes €25
Individual Stage 2 7-12 minutes €35
Individual Stage 3 13-20 minutes €50

For groups with 2 - 5 performers*:

Group Stage 1 Up to 6 minutes €35
Group Stage 2 7-12 minutes €45
Group Stage 3 13-20 minutes €60

* Fee increases by €5 per additional candidate for groups larger than 5. An additional 3 minutes of performance length is allowed per additional candidate for groups larger than 5

2. Select what you’ll perform

Individual GOAL Performances can be submitted for any of the following instruments and drama categories.

Group GOAL Performances require a minimum of 2 participants performing any combination of the following instruments or drama categories. Include as many pieces as you like, up to the allotted time in your Stage!

Your choice of any combination of
Pop & Rock, Traditional, Folk and Jazz
styles on the following instruments:
Your choice of any
combination of the
following categories:
Accordion Banjo Devising
Bass Guitar Bodhrán Improvisation
Concertina Drumkit Prose
Electric Guitar Fiddle (violin) Solo Acting
Harp Keyboards & Piano Mime
Mandolin Ukulele Verse
Uileann pipes Voice  
Whistle Wooden Flute  

3. Record your performance

You can record your video performance at a place and time of your choice, using your phone, a tablet or a laptop.

4. Submit your recording

Submit your video recording and pay your fee in just a few easy steps online.

5. Get your feedback & cert!

You can view and download your certificate of completion with helpful feedback from our expert professionals, along with ideas for taking your performances to the next level. You can view and download these within weeks of your submission date.

Printed Certificates will be available on request for a small fee.

Download GOAL Performance Brochure

Curious to find out more?   

Register your interest in joining a zoom session with Head of RIAM Connect Brendan Breslin for a live online presentation with Q&A. We will be in touch with more info on dates soon. Simply select RIAM Exams GOAL Performances under interests below (and any other topics that interest you).


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