Royal Irish Academy of Music

Founded in 1848, the Royal Irish Academy of Music is Ireland’s oldest conservatoire. It trains musicians for careers as performers, composers, and teachers. It is also a national examining body for music, and speech and drama. At present, more than 40,000 candidates are examined annually throughout Ireland. The RIAM is an associate college of Trinity College Dublin.


A Board of Governors is responsible for the RIAM's general government and regulation. The membership of the Board is described in the Education Endowments Act (1889), along with subsequent amendments to the RIAM's constitution. The Board of Governors formulates policies, decides on strategy, and oversees the activities of its subcommittees.