Music Performance

Royal Irish Academy of Music

Master On Campus
24 months
20500 EUR/year
9500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Music Performance programme of the Royal Irish Academy of Music attracts instrumentalists and vocalists who have achieved a high level of technical and musical skills in their undergraduate studies.


Key Features

The Music Performance programme of the Royal Irish Academy of Music offers the following concentrations:

  • Keyboard
The Keyboard Faculty has a rich tradition of success amongst our graduates, who perform in concert halls around the world. A committed teaching staff includes distinguished soloists and chamber musicians, and renowned pedagogues. It is our privilege to support our students to achieve their best.
  • Strings

Through the generous 2 hours of one-to-one lessons per week, students have the space to concentrate on both technique and repertoire, and develop a rapport with their principal study teacher. In addition to this, students also have access to visiting artists in masterclasses, multiple chamber music coaches, performance class tutors, accompanists and sectional tutors, which include principal players from Ireland’s professional orchestras. I believe that having access to multiple teachers is vital in exposing students to different teaching styles in order to develop an open-minded approach to learning.

  • Vocal Studies

At RIAM we aim to equip you with all the necessary skills to enable you to reach your full potential. Our dynamic MMus in Performance course has been specifically designed to set you on the path to a successful performance career in the 21st century. We pride ourselves on our small intake of talented students and our supportive learning environment.

  • Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

The RIAM Wind, Brass and Percussion department are proud of our student focused approach to learning and development and the calibre of our students and graduates. Our students take priority at every stage of our degree programmes and we welcome regular international visiting artists and teachers for masterclasses and collaborative projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Main Instrument
  • Vocal
  • Conducting
  • Chamber Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Musical Curriculum Vitae
  • Two written recommendations
  • Proof of Competence in English
  • Recordings of two separate works
  • Transcript of degree results
  • Proof of prerequisite level for chosen Academic Elective

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Music Performance
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