Admissions to the Doctor in Music Performance Degree at The Royal Irish Academy of Music will be administered through direct application to the RIAM. Applications are accepted up to December 1st each year. However, late applications may be considered in exceptional cases.
All applicants must upload the following documents online:
•A completed application form
•An unedited CD or DVD recording of not less than 30 minutes
•The relevant non-refundable application fee
•A detailed Curriculum Vitae and examples of written work, whether essays, articles or programme notes, of not less than 1,000 and not more than 3,000 words
•A full and comprehensive repertoire list of all pieces studied and performed
•A proposal for a 1-hour stylistically balanced programme for audition purpose
•A proposal of no more than 1,000 words including the title and a detailed description of the proposed research project
•Transcripts of Master's degree, or equivalent, if appropriate – or proof of professional performance standard achieved
•Proof of competence in English where necessary for those applicants whose education is not through the medium of English
•Two references that relate to the suitability of the Doctorate Programme at least one reference from a musician in the same specialty area as the applicant
•A personal statement may be included. Applicants may choose to indicate why they wish to undertake Doctorate studies, what they hope to achieve and why they specifically wish to study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.