Greetings to all of you from St Angela’s Academy of Music. Hope you are enjoying the summer holidays. We have been very fortunate with the weather.
Congratulations to all the students who did exams last term. The results overall were very good with Distinctions, Honours and some Merits. Congratulations also to our teachers who through their guidance and commitment with your co-operation, enabled you to do well.
Clare Clear and Paddy Butler have been on the Staff for several years and have just retired. We wish them both health and happiness for many years to come. We acknowledge and commend their commitment, loyalty, positivity and the sterling work they did over the years with their students.
There is just over four weeks to the start of the academic year and perhaps those of you who are preparing for exams in November could take advantage of this precious time and do some daily practice which would take the pressure off you later.
Looking forward to seeing you all on your return at the end of August.
Our students are fast approaching the final hurdle in this year’s music calendar. The post-Easter exams begin next Tuesday 8th May and will run for two weeks, with examiners visiting from both the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Leinster School of Music.
We encourage all exam candidates to make a final effort now to do their very best in these exams. The long bank holiday weekend presents an excellent opportunity to put in extra practice. Support from parents at home will be very helpful in this regard.
We wish the best of luck to all our students in the coming examinations!
A number of our students will be taking their music theory examination today. The theory classes that we run at St Angela’s are in conjunction with the ABRSM (Associated Board) and cover topics such as rhythm, pitch, scale writing, comprehension and composition. This examination had to be rescheduled due to the recent snow. We wish the participating students the very best of luck!
Please note that St Angela’s closes tomorrow, Friday 23rd March, for the Easter holidays and will reopen on Monday 9th April. All students, particularly those sitting exams in the post-Easter examination session, must make good use of the coming two weeks for practice.
Finally, a quick reminder about our upcoming musical evenings:
Tuesday 17th April, 7pm – Primary & External Musical Evening, Scoil Angela
Wednesday 25th April, 7:30pm – Secondary School Musical Evening, Ursuline Gym Hall
We encourage all to attend!
We are heading into a very busy period of the school year! Next week marks the beginning of our pre-Easter examination session. Exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music will run from Monday 12th March to Friday 16th March, while exams with the Leinster School of Music will be happening on Friday 23rd March.
Coming soon after that will be two highlights of the music calendar: our annual musical evenings. The Primary School & External Musical Evening will take place on Tuesday 17th April at the Scoil Angela Primary School and the Secondary School Musical Evening will be the following Wednesday 25th April at the Ursuline Secondary School. We encourage your attendance on both of these special nights!
It’s hard to believe that the pre-Christmas examination session is already upon us. The first term of the year has been flying by and students have been using that time to prepare for exams with both the RIAM and the LSMD. These will run next week from Monday 27th November and we wish all candidates the very best of luck!
Welcome back to all students and staff after the midterm break!
We are straight into the pre-Easter exam session, beginning with the Associated Board theory examinations this Wednesday 1st March. Our theory students, studying at various levels under Mr Paddy Butler, will sit these exams from 5pm to 8pm. Areas assessed will include rhythm, pitch, scale writing, comprehension and composition.
RIAM exams will take place throughout next week and LSMD exams will be at the end of this month. We wish the very best of luck to all our exam students.
With a busy calendar of events coming up, please take note of the following important dates:
Tuesday 21st March: Secondary School Musical Evening, taking place in the Ursuline Secondary School gym hall
Wednesday 29th March: Primary School Music Evening, taking place in the Scoil Angela Primary School hall
Week beginning Monday 6th March: Pre-Easter examinations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music
Friday 31st March: Pre-Easter examinations with the Leinster School of Music
Finally, St Angela’s closes today for the midterm break and will reopen on Monday 27th February. We hope the break will be both enjoyable and productive!
The Royal Irish Academy of Music held its annual Gala High Achievers Concert last Wednesday 7th December and we are delighted to say that the Ursuline Secondary School’s Chamber Choir was one of the performers on the day. In the academic year 2015-2016, over 40,000 musicians took part in the RIAM Local Centre examinations. 300 were deemed High Achievers and a selection of these performed in regional concerts around the 32 counties in October and November of this year. Only 10 were chosen to participate in last Wednesday’s Gala Concert at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, therefore it was a fantastic achievement on the part of the Chamber Choir to have been selected for performance. Very well done!
We would also like to say congratulations to all students involved in the recent music examinations here at St Angela’s in November. The standard was very high, with many distinctions, and we hope you were pleased with your results.
Finally, we extend warmest wishes to all students, parents and staff as we wind down for the Christmas break. The school will reopen on Monday 9th January 2017. We bid everyone a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!
The 2016 pre-Christmas examination session at St Angela’s Academy begins next Monday 28th November. There will be three days of exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a day with the Leinster School of Music as well. We wish the very best of luck to all students presenting themselves at this session.
May has begun and we are now into one of the busiest periods of the school calendar. As we come to the end of the final term of the year, many of our students will participate in post-Easter exams with the Leinster School of Music, the Associated Board, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Comhaltas.
The LSMD exam day is this Thursday 5th May, while the ABRSM examinations will take place over two days on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May. The RIAM exam session will run for two weeks from Monday 9th May to Friday 20th May. In addition to this, the traditional music students will take their exams with Comhaltas on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May.
St Angela’s Academy wishes all students the very best of luck!