July 2015

Our variety summer camp is just a few weeks away! It's already almost full, just a few places remaining in some age bands. If you were hoping to join us we would advice you contact us as soon as possible to secure your place.


In our variety camp a student will sample our music school, our stage school, and our art school, as well as perform in our theatre. Lots to look forward to.!


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Nov 2014

Oct 26th 2014

Britain's Got Talent are heading to the WATERFORD ACADEMY OF MUSIC & ARTS to find the best talent around!


The nation’s favourite talent show, Britain’s Got Talent is back and this time we are bringing the auditions to you! They are heading out on their biggest ever audition tour, visiting communities and towns across the country in a bid to find wonderful, weird and astounding acts for next year’s series.


Bringing the auditions direct to the talent, the show will visit Waterford’s Academy of Music and Arts on Thursday 6th November 11am – 5pm as it leaves no stone unturned in the search to find the best talent around.


The show is open to any performer of any age, from any background, with any talent - all they need is a skill and star quality which they think will impress. Anything goes from comedians to contortionists, dancers to drag acts and acrobats to animals.


Executive Producer, Amelia Brown, said “Britain’s Got Talent has an amazing record of celebrating amazing talent and changing people’s lives – from Susan Boyle and Diversity through to Paul Potts, Ashleigh and Pudsey and this year’s winners Collabro. They all took a chance and applied for the show and that’s what we want the people to do this year. We can’t wait to see the talent that the people of Waterford have to offer”.


This year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners, musical theatre boy band Collabro, who were crowned in front of an audience of 13 million viewers at home, have gone on to amazing success having secured a No.1 hit with their debut album Stars. The band will also be touring next year alongside fellow 2014 finalist Lucy Kay, who is set to release her debut album Fantasia this month.


Other success stories from this series include musical duo Bars & Melody whose single, Hopeful reached number 5 in the chart in July, and swing band Jack Pack, who have recently signed a deal to release their debut album in 2015. To date Susan Boyle has sold over 23 million records worldwide, Diversity have had five sell-out nationwide tours, Paul Potts, who has sold 27 platinum records worldwide and Ashleigh and Pudsey stared in their own movie earlier this year.


For more information see

To book an audition slot - call 051-821014

22nd Sept 2014

Sept 2014

Sept 12th 2014

Sept 9th 2014

30th Aug 2014

We are delighted to announce that we are extending our carpark to create an additional 20 spaces!  The track machine arrived yesterday to prepare the site and will then excavate the land in to a few hundred truck loads over the next few days.  It will be ready just in time for the launch of our new theatre with Jack L on Friday Sept 5th!

29th Aug 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to our Open Week.  It sure was a busy one! :-) Places have now been given out to everyone that has applied.  Limited spaces are still available in some courses (Guitar, Art, Drama/Dance, Singing).  Call 821014 asap if you wish to join us this year.  Classes kick off next week (Sept 2nd).

24th Aug 2014

22nd Aug 2014

What a proud day yesterday was, not just for Denise and I, but for the students of WAMA and its teachers. To perform for president Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina was an honor and to have been asked to do it was testament to the hard work of the staff and students of WAMA who have helped to build this school up to the standard and reputation that it now has. Both Denise and I are grateful to work with such dedicated people and yesterday was definitely a rewarding high point for us all.


It was such a perfect day! The new garden in New Street, which was a community driven initiative, was gorgeous in the warm sunshine. The musicians who performed as the president arrived created a celebratory relaxing atmosphere, and the president's speech was inspiring and uplifting. The dancers performed beautifully and elegantly. It really was a moving experience!


I want to thank the City Council and Spraoi for organising the event. Thanks also to WAMA musicians Mark Robinson, Leah Clarke, and Bridget O'Connell. (Bridget is getting married today and in fact came straight from her dress fitting to the gig!) To Libby Seward, Trish Murphy, and Becky Whelan for the wonderful choreography and for their rehearsal time. To poet Mark Roper for attending even though he was in considerable discomfort having recently broken a bone in his neck. To all the magnificent dancers (Lauren Kearns, Emma Selmia, Eadaoin Power, Orla McGookin, Aoife McGookin, Brian McSweeney, Florence Picket, Joanna Stopyra, Heather Eoghan). And of course to Michael D. Higgins for being such a gentleman.


What a great way to end this academic year!



Trevor Darmody


21st June 2014

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City