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Our Singing syllabus offers the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.

Specifications for aural tests and improvisation tests are changing for all instruments. The changes will apply to all exams taken from 1 January 2017 onwards.

Full requirements for the new tests, as well as information about sample materials, will be available on the website in June 2016.

Please note that there is no overlap for supporting tests, and the current aural tests and improvisation tests cannot be offered after 31 December 2016.


New Singing syllabus for 2015-2017 available now

The new 2015-2017 Singing syllabus is available now and is valid from 1 January 2015. The syllabus remains largely the same, allowing candidates to choose from an extensive and varied list of pieces. We have introduced accompanied sight-reading at all grades.

Download the new 2015-2017 Singing syllabus (Initial-Grade 8) (PDF, 364KB) 


Syllabus errata

View syllabus errata for the 2015-2017 Singing syllabus.


You should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted. Please see the Information and Regulations for more information.


Singing sight reading

All singing sight reading tests at Grades 6-8 will be accompanied from January 2015, matching the format of tests at lower grades. Examples of the accompanied tests for Grades 6-8 are available. You can also download MP3s of the accompaniments for these examples.

A new Sound at Sight (2nd series) Singing book 3 & CD is available now. This book contains 27 sight reading pieces to support Trinity’s new accompanied sight reading requirements for Grades 6–8. You can order this book now on our online shop.

Syllabus support

A range of support resources are available on our online learning platform.

Further information

Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet (PDF, 486KB)

Supporting publications

A range of repertoire for singing is available in our Singer’s World series. Sight reading pieces are available in our Sound at Sight series and exercises are available in our Vocal Exercises books.

Our Sing Musical Theatre series includes four volumes of classic and contemporary musical theatre songs. They are suitable for singing and musical theatre candidates, or anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of repertoire. Each book contains useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises and a backing track CD.

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