New brass syllabus and publications for 2015-2018 available now

2 Sep 2014

Our brand new 2015-2018 Brass syllabus is available now, alongside a set of new Scales & Exercises books.

Developed in consultation with teachers and candidates, the new syllabus has been fully refreshed and features new repertoire lists including a diverse selection of styles and genres.

The new syllabus also includes new exercises by highly respected British composer Mark Nightingale, designed to support teachers working with students learning different brass instruments in mixed groups. They cover idiomatic brass techniques, providing a valuable teaching tool, and new lip flexibility exercises promote healthy warming up.

The exercises are included in a new set of Brass Scales & Exercises books for treble clefbass clefFrench horn and trombone, available through music retailers and from our online shop.

Peter Wild, Trinity’s Associate Chief Examiner – Music, said: “We’ve carried out extensive consultation with our networks around the world to develop a new syllabus that really meets the needs of brass teachers and learners in different contexts. The new repertoire lists are fresh and exciting and the new exercises have been designed to help develop key skills and techniques for brass players. As with all of our graded music exams, we offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to perform to their strengths and make the exam their own.”

A one year overlap arrangement is in place so candidates may perform repertoire and technical work from the current syllabuses until the end of 2015.

Download the 2015-2018 Brass syllabus and visit the online store for more information about our new brass publications.

New syllabuses for pianowoodwindjazz woodwindsingingstrings and guitar are all available now. The new Electronic Keyboard syllabus will be available on the 23 September. Register your interest to be kept up to date.


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