RIAM Third-level Applications - Early Bird Deadline
Ireland’s oldest conservatoire. Ranked in the top 50 institutions in the world for the performing arts. Innovative and award-winning graduates with successful careers in music performance, composition and pedagogy. International prize-winners and principals of professional orchestras in Ireland as teaching staff. A home for students serious about classical music. These features define the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), an associate college of Trinity College, the University of Dublin, Ireland’s highest-ranked university.
Small student body for maximum impact
What sets the RIAM apart is its individually tailored music education, with the most one-to-one tutor hours of any music conservatory in Europe. Only a small number of students are accepted each year - this translates to greater performance opportunities and deeper relationships with heads of faculty, expert teachers, and fellow students. The academy has a student population of under 200 with a teaching staff of 85, ensuring each and every student is supported throughout their studies.
Performance opportunities include:
• Weekly group performance classes
• Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists
• Solo and chamber music recitals
• Large-scale opera productions and RIAM Chorale for singers
• International touring opportunities through collaborations with Juilliard School of New York, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris
• Large ensemble performances with the RIAM Philharmonia, RIAM Baroque Ensemble, RIAM Opera Orchestra, RIAM Contemporary Music Ensemble as part of the RIAM Podium Centre for Performing Ensembles
• Concerto solos with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
A brand new, world-class campus
In September 2022, RIAM is set to open a brand new €24 million world-class campus that will double the number of teaching and practice rooms, provide new and enhanced facilities, and create a space for collaboration to flourish. Key features include a 300-seat Recital Hall, Library and Research Hub, Opera Studio, Music Discovery and Therapy facilities, and a Sonic Arts Hub.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies
For instrumental musicians seeking to pursue a career in music performance, check out the BMusPerf (Instrumental). Singers looking to pursue an opera career should consider the BmusPerf (Vocal). If you’re aiming to take your performance career to the next level and into the 21st century, check out these postgraduate programmes: MMusPerf (Keyboard), MMusPerf (Strings), MMusPerf (Vocal Studies), MMusPerf (Woodwind, Brass & Percussion), or DMusPerf (Doctor in Music Performance).
RIAM also offers a one-year full-time Access Course for students who wish to work on their practical and academic areas in preparation for a third-level music degree programme.