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Medley Music Academy

Your gateway to higher education in Europe

In partnership with Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), Ireland, United Kingdom, Medley Music Academy's Certificate in Music is a nine-month, full-time preparatory course in music tertiary studies to strengthen their musicianship and music education. This programme provides intensive training in preparing students for admission into RIAM. 


The programme’s core modules includes Technical Instrument Studies, Advanced Performance Improvisation, Composition and Arrangement Studies and Advanced Music Pedagogy, which will help students attain a higher level of musicianship and performance competency.  Performance training will also be complemented with aural and vocal training, music theory, and music history. 


Upon completion, students will be fully prepared for further studies in RIAM mainly in these four disciplines: 

  1. Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance 

  2. Recital Artist Diploma 

  3. Bachelor in Music Performance - Instrument (BMusPerf) 

  4. Bachelor in Music Education (BMusEd) 

Admission Requirements

  1. At least 16 years old. 

  2. Academic: At least Grade E in any 3 GCE ‘O’ Level subjects (2 H2 Level and 1 H1 Level) or its international equivalent. 

  3. Music Proficiency: At least ABRSM Grade 6 (Practical and Theory) or Trinity London College (Intermediate). 

  4. English Proficiency Test (in line with RIAM's entry requirements):

  • If your first language is not English and you have not been educated through the medium of English, you must have one of the following English language qualifications: 

  • TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21). 

  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better  

  • IELTS 6.5 (no individual band below 6) 

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum of 63 (with no section score below 59) 

    5. Audition: 10-12 minute performance of 2 pieces from contrasting periods. 


  1. Technical Instrument Studies  

  2. Advanced Performance Improvisation  

  3. Composition and Arrangement Studies  

  4. Advanced Music Pedagogy  

  5. Aural Training 

  6. Vocal Training  

  7. Music Theory  

  8. Music History 

  9. Overseas Placement and Culture 

Programme Fees and Breakdown

  1. Tuition Fees : $9500

  2. Application Fees: $200

  3. Administrative Fees: $550

  4. Materials, facility and resources: $650

  5. Course assessment: $300  (additional assessment at $150 per attempt)

Total Course Fees: $11200​

Goods & Services Tax (7%): $784

Total Payable Fees: $11984

All amount stated are in Singapore Dollars

About Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM)

Located in Dublin City, RIAM is the oldest conservatoire (founded 1848)  in Ireland. It is ranked in the top 50 institutions in the world for the performing arts. 

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Contact us

Contact Medley Music Academy for enrolment enquires at


Phone: +65 6353 4881

Whatsapp: +65 9129 1658

Medley Music Academy is registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

The Committee for Private Education is part of Skills Future Singapore (SSG).

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Medley Music School
SAFRA Toa Payoh

293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6


Singapore 319387


Mon to Fri: 10:00am - 8:00pm

​Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 7:00pm


Tel: 6353 4881

Mobile: 9129 1658


Last updated: 8 October 2020

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