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Notice to Grade Candidates 2018 (Classical & Rock & Pop)

Supporting Tests

  • Please ensure all candidates are using the new aural and improvisation tests (which came into operation in 2017).
  • Sight-reading and Musical knowledge tests have not changed.

Further information on our supporting tests page: trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=3173

Piano Syllabus 2018-2010

  • The new piano syllabus is valid from January 2018. There is a one-year overlap arrangement during which the old 2015-2017 syllabus remains valid. During this calendar year, candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either syllabus but NOT a mixture of both.

Trinity has a slew of supporting resources wrap-around for teachers and candidates on the new piano syllabus. See trinitycollege.com/piano for further details.

Singing Syllabus 2018-2021

  • The Singing syllabus is valid from January 2018. There is a one-year overlap arrangement during which the old 2015-2017 syllabus remains valid. During this calendar year, candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either syllabus but NOT a mixture of both.

Visit trinitycollege.com/singing for further details and resources.

Rock & Pop from 2018

  • There is a new Rock & Pop syllabus from January 2018. During this whole year, candidates may offer pieces from the 2012-2017 or the new syllabus. Please specify on the appointment form which syllabus is being used.
  • If using the new syllabus, specified songs from the previous syllabus may be used as own-choice songs, as listed at trinityrock.com/extra-songs. Please note the revised parameters now apply for own-choice songs, which are printed in the syllabus. Selected a song from the previous syllabus that is not listed will result in a syllabus infringement.
  • If a candidate brings their own song to the exam, the backing track must be on CD or USB. Using the handphone to play the backing track of the own song is no longer permitted.
  • Trinity has also developed a Practice App for candidates to work on the music, see trinityrock.com/app

For the complete syllabus wrap-around, visit trinityrock.com/practice-room

Performing alternative list pieces or repertoire from non-Trinity publications

Candidates are reminded to bring a copy of the music for the examiner should they perform pieces selected from the alternative lists or pieces published on non-Trinity College London publications. This applies to all instruments.

Syllabus and Publications errata

At all times, refer to the syllabus and publications errata found in our website for the latest amendments and clarifications. See trinitycollege.com/errata for information.