Exam Results 2019

We are delighted to announce that Ferdia O’Cairbre, a student of CSM since he was 2 years of age, received the best result in the Junior Cert in Music for year 2019.

Ferdia has grown musically with us since he started with us when he was 2 years of age. He was accepted into RTÉ Cór na nÓg when he was 12 years old and remained with them until he was 15 when he then joined RTÉ Cór Linn.



While Ferdia loves to sing, his first instrument is piano and he has completed his Senior Certificate with RIAM and is currently studying with Varo Khachatryan at CSM to undertake a Performance Diploma Exam.

Ferdia also composes music for various instruments and was asked by  RTÉ Cór Linn  to compose a piece for choir and piano which has been performed in the National Concert Hall as part of the New Music Dublin Festival.

Here is Ferdia performing one of his first compositions at just 13 years of age.


CSM High Achiever Awards 2018-2019

Congratulations to the following students of CSM who received a High Achiever Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Awards will be presented as part of our Winter Concerts Series 2019.

Katie Anna Doran StapletonBrendan Finan
Aoife O’FlynnJonathan Johnston
Gavin KennedyGertie Ryan
Finbar ZhangAntoinette Kenna
Gian de LeonAntoinette Kenna
Freya DillonAntoinette Kenna
Hannah JamesAntoinette Kenna
Ruby JonesSarah Dalton
Tara McIlkennyEdwina Hopkinson
Matthew DumitruNicolaus Gregory
Laura O’SullivanNicolaus Gregory
Ryan ZhangNicolaus Gregory
Aimee ConroyBrendan Finan
Niamh RemolacioBrendan Finan
Jefferson DeverBrendan Finan
Tong Yuan ZangJoe Boyle
Filip CeglarekJoe Boyle
Arnav DongreJoe Boyle
Wenyue Lily WengJoe Boyle
Aoife McDonaghJoe Boyle

Results of 2018-2019 Exams (RIAM & RGT)

High Achievers (100%)16   
Distinctions (90-100%)194
Honours (80-90%)150
Merit (70-80%)42
Pass (60-70%)12
Unsuccessfull (Under 60%)2
Total Students Examined 416

CSM Feis Ceoil Winner

Congratulations to CSM student Katie Anna Doran-Stapleton who received a Highly Commended Award in the Feis Ceoil Competition in the Under 14’s Rhona Marshall Cup – Monday 8.4.19. Taught by CSM senior teacher: Mr. Brendan Finan BMus MA (Comp)