About Royal Irish Academy of Music

Located in the Georgian Quarter of Dublin city, The Royal Irish Academy of Music is Ireland's oldest conservatoire. Teaching staff includes many international prize-winners and principals of professional orchestras in Ireland. The experienced teachers are passionate about working with talented students to unlock their artistic potential. They train gifted musicians from all over the world for careers in music performance, composition and pedagogy. The graduates are innovative and reflective, with skills that enable them to take on the challenge of a life in the creative arts with confidence.

Why Royal Irish Academy of Music?

  • Ranked in the top 50 institutions in the world for the performing arts.
  • RIAM’s 150 full-time students enjoy the best of both educational worlds.
  • They are an associate college of Trinity College, the University of Dublin, Ireland’s highest-ranking university.
  • Students have access to Trinity’s facilities, sports centre and societies and clubs.
  • Benefiting from intimate conservatoire experience in their campus on Westland Row.
  • Minutes from cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College, the Abbey Theatre and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
  • In recent years students of the RIAM have been finalists and winners of some of the world's most prestigious international competitions.
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