These, our most advanced performance awards, follow on from our Grade and Certificate exams, taking musicians up to a professional standard of performance and musical understanding. We offer Recital Diplomas for classical musicians.

  • Please note that the option to enter for a jazz diploma was withdrawn in March 2016.
  • Please note that the Pro-Music Diplomas are being withdrawn, and will no longer be available after 31 December 2017.
    Candidates should refer to their local centre representative for entry dates to ensure that they complete the qualification before its withdrawal at the end of 2017.

Syllabus 2009-31ST JULY 2019 (PDF, 780KB)

Music Performance Diplomas Syllabus from 2019 (effective from 1st Aug 2019)

Music Performance Diplomas Syllabus from 2019 Repertoire lists and instrument-specific information: 

Baritone / Euphonium Bass trombone Bassoon Cello Clarinet
Double bass Drum kit Flute Guitar Harp
Harpsichord Horn in F Oboe Organ Percussion
Piano Recorder Saxophone Singing Tenor horn
Trombone Trumpet / B♭ cornet / E♭ cornet Tuba / E♭ bass / B♭ bass Viola Violin


Syllabus corrections and clarifications (PDF, 24KB)