New Performance Diplomas Syllabus from 2019


The new 2019 Trinity Performance Diplomas syllabus will be published on 18 October 2018.



The new syllabus features the majority of the pieces from the current 2009-2018 syllabus*, which means candidates can continue to prepare for their examination whichever date they choose. We have also added a wealth of new pieces that we know candidates will want to play and teachers want to teach. In addition the new syllabus features revised written programme requirements at ATCL and LTCL levels, and updated assessment criteria providing more detailed guidance on how exams are marked. Performance requirements, including own-choice options, will remain largely unchanged. Further details about syllabus changes will be released soon.The 2009-2018 syllabus will be extended until 31 July 2019. The new syllabus will be used from 1 August 2019 onwards.


Please note that there will be no overlap between syllabuses, so all exams from 1 August 2019 onwards will follow the 2019 syllabus.


新考試大綱大致保留現有2009-2018年演奏文憑考試大綱內容,即使考生目前未計劃考期,仍可繼續練習現有的考試曲目。新考試大綱會加入大量考生及老師都感興趣的曲目,而且會更新ATCL和LTCL的節目說明要求及該評分項目更清晰及具體的解釋。演奏要求,如自選曲目,則大致沿用。詳情請繼續留意本網站消息發放。現有2009-2018年Performance Diplomas Syllabus將延至2019年7月31日,不設過渡。2019新演奏文憑考試大綱會由2019年8月1日起生效。


*A small number of existing pieces from the 2009-2018 syllabus are being removed. Full details about these pieces will be available on this page soon.

2009-2018年Performance Diplomas Syllabus內小量曲目將會刪減,詳情將於此頁內公佈。



Performance Diplomas Syllabus from 2019:
Frequently Asked Questions 常見問題

1.  When will the new syllabus be available?

The new Diplomas syllabus will be available online on 18 October 2018 at


新演奏文憑考試大綱將於2018年10月18日於 出版。

2.  Are the pieces in the diploma syllabus changing?

The majority of the pieces from the 2009 syllabus will be retained, and we’ll be adding a wide range of new pieces for teachers and learners to explore and enjoy. However a small number of pieces are being removed. We’ll be confirming the list of pieces to be removed soon, so make sure you keep an eye on our website for further updates



3. I’m preparing pieces from the 2009 syllabus, but I’ll take my exam after the syllabus changeover. Will I still be able to use these pieces?

Yes, most of the repertoire from the existing syllabus will still be valid for the new syllabus. We are adding even more pieces to our lists to give you more flexibility and choice when putting together your diploma programme.



4. I’m preparing pieces from the 2009 syllabus which do not appear in the 2019 syllabus. Will I be able to play these after the syllabus changeover?

Any pieces that do not appear in the new syllabus can still be submitted as own-choice repertoire through our programme approvals process, where they will be considered in the context of the whole programme.


新大網內沒有的曲目會被視為自選曲目,考生可於 提交選曲清單,自選曲目於整個清單獲批准後可於新大綱生效後繼續使用。

5. Which syllabus will I need to use for my exam?

Exams taken until 31 July 2019 will use the 2009-2018 syllabus. All exams from 1 August 2019 onwards will use the new syllabus. Please note that there will not be an overlap between the two syllabuses.



6. Will I still have the option of choosing my own programme?

Yes. We encourage candidates to put together a programme that showcases their musical talent. We have extended the repertoire lists to help you do this, and own-choice pieces can still be submitted for approval. Additionally, we are providing advice and guidance in our supporting resources about putting together a programme.



7. My programme has already been approved, but I’ll take my exam after the syllabus changeover. Will my programme still be accepted?

Yes. Existing programme approvals are valid for 5 years from the date of the approval letter. There’s no need to apply for re-approval.



8. Will there be any changes to the recital section of the exam?

No. There are no changes to the recital requirements. Performance standards, recital durations and programming requirements will remain unchanged.



9. My question is not answered here. Where can I get further information?

For any further details, please contact the music support team at




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