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Upcoming exams and musical evenings

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!

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Achievements of pupils past and present

It is with great pleasure that we highlight the outstanding achievements of two students associated with St Angela’s Academy of Music. Firstly, we would like to congratulate Cliodhna Heenan, a 6th Year student at the Ursuline Secondary School, who was awarded two diplomas in violin with the Royal Irish Academy of Music in the past year. She received her Diploma in Violin Performance in June 2016 and her Diploma in Violin Teaching in December 2016. This is a phenomenal accomplishment for a student still in secondary school and we wish Cliodhna all the very best in her future musical endeavours.

Cliodhna Heenan with her Performance and Teaching Diplomas

Cliodhna Heenan with her Performance and Teaching Diplomas

Cliodhna’s older sister, Roisin Heenan, is a past pupil of St Angela’s and graduated from the Ursuline Secondary School in 2015. She is currently studying Business and Law in UCD but continues to embrace music both within and outside the university. Roisin recently participated in Féile Luimní over the weekend of 10-12th March and came away from the festival with wins as a senior soprano in three vocal competitions: classical, musical theatre and oratorio. On top of that, she was awarded the Bursary for Voice of the Féile, a very prestigious accolade.

Roisin Heenan, winner of 3 vocal competitions and Voice of the Féile at Féile Luimní 2017

Roisin Heenan, winner of 3 vocal competitions and Voice of the Féile at Féile Luimní 2017

Later in the month, on Wednesday 29th March, Roisin competed in Feis Ceoil and won the Bradbury Cup. Competitors in this category were required to perform two songs while playing their own piano accompaniment. Huge congratulations to Roisin on all her recent achievements – we are delighted to see an alumnus from St Angela’s doing so well!

Roisin Heenan, winner of the Bradbury Cup at Feis Ceoil 2017

Roisin Heenan, winner of the Bradbury Cup at Feis Ceoil 2017

Finally, just a quick note to say that the school will close tomorrow, Friday 7th April, for the Easter holidays and will reopen on Monday 24th April for the summer term. We remind all students to use their time wisely over the break – daily practice will be an important step in preparation for the post-Easter examination session. To quote Vladimir Horowitz, the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice!

Dates for the diary

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!

Welcome back to a new term

St Angela’s Academy of Music opens today after the Christmas break. We hope all students are rested and rejuvenated for an eventful term ahead.

From now until Easter, and further to the summer break, the school will be extremely busy – there will be pre-Easter and post-Easter exam sessions with the RIAM and LSMD, as well as examinations with the Associated Board and Comhaltas. Much-anticipated events in the school calendar will include the Secondary School Musical Evening and the Primary School & External Musical Evening. Many of our students will also participate in Junior and Leaving Cert practicals as part of their state exams.

There will be plenty happening so do check back in for further updates!

Pre-Christmas examinations

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.

RIAM High Achievers Concert 2016

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is hosting a series of concerts this November to showcase performances from the students who received High Achievers Awards in the academic year 2015-2016.

St Angela’s Academy of Music will be represented at the Munster Concert and Awards Ceremony, which is taking place at 3pm this Sunday 13th November in the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick. Naomi Ryan will perform in the category of Musical Theatre, while the Ursuline Secondary School’s Chamber Choir will also present two songs. We wish them luck in their performances and congratulate them again on their outstanding achievements!

Exam time is upon us once more!

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!

Pre-Easter exam time

Today marks the beginning of the pre-Easter examination session at St Angela’s Academy.

This evening, our Associated Board theory students will sit a two-hour written exam, while earlier in the day students studying with the Leinster School of Music will take their practical music exams.

Next week there will be a full five-day schedule of practical exams for students studying with the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

We wish all our students the very best of luck!

High Achievers in the Tipperary Star

The High Achievers Awards were established by the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2000 with the intention of showcasing young talent and celebrating the value of live performance in the community. The Academy awards students who achieve outstanding results in their examinations and holds a series of concerts around the country every autumn where the winners are given the opportunity to perform.

Twelve students from St Angela’s Academy of Music were recipients of High Achievers Awards in 2014-2015 and several of them performed at the High Achievers concert held in the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick on Sunday 15th November 2015. They were subsequently featured in the Tipperary Star on Thursday 19th November. A massive congratulations to all those who participated in the concert and who received a High Achievers Award in the past school year.

High Achievers newspaper clipping

Pre-Christmas exams approaching

This week over fifty students at St Angela’s Academy will partake in music examinations for the Pre-Christmas 2015 exam session. There will be three days of exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and one day of exams with the Leinster School of Music. The very best of luck to all involved!