2018-19 marks our second year in operation and what an exciting year it has been for the Rockwell College Music Academy! We decided to take a moment to share with you some of our highlights.


  • Ciarán Healy shared the same stage as RTÉ Contempo Quartet as part of their lunchtime family concert wonderfully facilitated by the Cashel Arts Festival.

  • The RCMA String Ensemble and some of our singers featured in the official opening of the new Rockwell Pavilion.

  • We began our work in preparation for the Dyslexia Awareness Week.

  • RCMA students participate in Glór, an event by the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.


  • A selection of our singers shared their talents at the Rockwell 1st Mass.

  • We were delighted to support Shane Neville in his concert in aid of the HOPE Foundation.

  • RCMA provided accompaniment to the Rockwell College Liturgical Choir during their first year mass.


  • RCMA travel to our National Concert Hall in Dublin to see CAROUSEL the Musical.

  • Two of our students were presented with medals at the RIAM High Achiever Awards ceremony.

  • RCMA host the British Dyslexia Association who provided an insightful masterclass for teachers with particular focus on music learning.

  • RCMA students sat their RIAM theory exams.

  • RCMA workshopped the Rockwell College Transition Year students in Musical Theatre. The students completed intermediate 4 musical theatre exams with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama and got 87%.

  • Our friends and colleagues at Irish Film and Pop Orchestra facilitated two of our students at sectional rehearsals.

  • We accompanied the Seinn workshop.


  • RCMA host a magical Christmas Showcase for friends and family.

  • We facilitated the December RIAM exams.

  • Our Junior Choir was entered into the RTÉ Lyric FM Christmas competition.

  • Many RCMA students performed in the Rockwell College Carol Service.

  • Student made reserve panel of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.

  • Some of our students provided some wonderful music in our Pop-Up Strings Recital.


  • RCMA host a wonderful performance by the Trinitones at Rockwell College.

  • We facilitated the RIAM exams.

  • RCMA attended the DCU Choral Leadership Day.


  • RCMA were delighted to participate in the Caroline Foundation campaign GIVE US A SONG, hosting a marathon Karaoke to raise some much needed funding.

  • RCMA host the Estill Voice Training.

  • Two of our students accompanied the Feile Luimnigh.

  • RCMA facilitated the Pound Fit Pro Training – an exciting new way to exercise with music.

MARCH 2019

  • Our Trad group and their tutor, Colin Harries who were awarded Highly Commended in the Traditional bands competition Wesley College Dublin.

  • A selection of RCMA students participated in the Presentation School Clonmel Stars in Their Eyes event.

  • We provided accompaniment to Rockwell College state examination students in preparation for the practical examinations.

  • We hosted RIAM exams.

  • We began preparation for our sports themed variety concert.

  • RCMA became a registered stage school with CIT Cork School of Music.

APRIL 2019

  • We were very proud to present our inaugural attempt to allow students of Rockwell College and of RCMA, the opportunity to play in an ‘orchestra.’ What a feat to get 50 students together.

  • Staged our sports themed Variety Concert at Rockwell College celebrating music and sport.

MAY 2019

  • The RCMA Junior Choir and senior soloists participate at the AIMS Choral Festival.

  • Students sit their Leinster Music exams.

  • RCMA register with Stagewise School Musical Scheme for future adjudication.

  • RCMA host the Irish Board External Centre for ESL students.

  • RCMA and Rockwell College student Adam Buttimer called up to The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.

  • Our guitar students entertain us with a fantastic end of year recital for friends and family.

  • RCMA students are treated to a trip to Lismore Castle Arts for an open air performance of Don Pasquale.

  • RCMA students return to the Irish Youth Choir training in UL.

  • RCMA register with the Irish Association of Orchestras along with other organisations in preparation for our 2019-2020 academic year.