Music Grade Exams
Trinity offers graded exams for a wide range of instruments and singing, from Initial to Grade 8. Our exams offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.
New syllabuses for piano, woodwind, jazz woodwind, singing, strings and guitar are available now. New syllabuses for brass and electronic keyboard are coming soon. Register your interest to be kept up to date
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|Woodwind & Jazz Woodwind
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|Strings: Bowed Strings & Harp
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|Electronic Keyboard & Organ
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|Guitar: Classical and Plectrum
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|Theory of Music
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Enter for an exam
Our music exams can be taken in many countries all over the world. To enter for an exam, you can download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative. Find out more and enter for an exam
Candidates perform three (or sometimes four) pieces, and technical work featuring scales and arpeggios, exercises or orchestral extracts. They also choose two supporting tests from a selection including sight reading, aural, musical knowledge and improvising. Find out more
Our diagnostic mark scheme is designed to offer detailed and specific feedback to help candidates with their ongoing learning. View our full Assessment Criteria (excluding Drum Kit) (PDF, 497KB).
There are separate criteria for Drum Kit: View our Drum Kit Criteria (505KB).
Trinity College London works closely with government agencies worldwide to secure appropriate official recognition of all suitable qualifications. Find out more
Browse and buy our range of music publications
We provide a wide range of publications to support preparation for our exams. These are available through our network of music retailers and our online shop.
Register your interest
To be kept up to date with news about our syllabuses, publications and professional development programmes, as well as competitions and offers, register your interest.