Trinity College London is excited to announce the launch of a new Singing syllabus and songbooks on 1 March 2023. As with the Woodwind launch at the end of 2022, the Singing 2023 books and syllabus will no longer have an end date. Instead, they will remain valid until further notice and any planned updates will be announced at least 12 months in advance. The 2023 syllabus and associated songs will become available for use in exams immediately.
Trinity will continue to increase the repertoire available to candidates through a continual programme of new publication releases. This will include a diverse range of exciting exam books, individual digital downloads, ebooks, anthologies and more. Most repertoire and technical pieces will remain valid indefinitely*. Advance notice of new publication releases will be available on the instrument webpages and the shop.
Extensive and varied repertoire exploring a wide range of styles and genres. Well-known folk and classical songs through to showstopper hits from the newest West End and Broadway musicals. Backing and demo tracks for all 12 songs at each grade, including fully orchestrated versions for Musical Theatre hits.
Re-imagined books containing twelve songs per grade, including all the pieces needed for the exam across all of our repertoire groups. Performance notes provide important context on the pieces and the composers. At Grades 6-8, separate books are published for either high or low voice, with no restrictions with regards to gender – all songs are available for everyone to sing. Available as both ebooks and in print.
Focus on Musical Theatre, including hits from past and present shows such as Matilda, Dear Evan Hansen and more.
Specialist Musical Theatre qualifications. Songs from the latest books can also be performed as part of Trinity’s specialist Musical Theatre grades which provide learners with the opportunity to integrate singing, acting and movement in their exam – as soloists, or in group or pair performances.
New sight-reading test for face-to-face exams redesigned to reflect the ways in which vocal students develop their sight-singing skills. A new publication series, Sight Reading Singing, provides comprehensive guidance, together with specimen tests available from the Trinity website.
Introducing Singing – a new publication that takes singers through the early steps of learning about their voice and developing a healthy vocal technique. Both classical and pop styles are covered. Through a series of engaging pieces and exercises, each element is progressively introduced, with an emphasis on concepts of posture and technique.
More information about the books and syllabus can be found on the Singing pages of the website.
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