Trinity’s new Brass syllabus is now available

20 Jun 2018

Our new Brass Syllabus 2019-2022, for exams starting 1 January 2019, is now available.

Build authentic skills
Develop the brass skills that are specific to your instrument and authentic to the performer you want to be.

Explore diverse repertoire
Discover pieces across a variety of styles and genres, from orchestral to jazz to brass band, and explore the directions you could take with your music-making.

Benefit from industry expertise
Use a syllabus and supporting books created in consultation with prominent brass players, and access videos and handouts produced in collaboration with leading musicians.

  • Initial exams are now available for selected instruments, giving beginner players a goal to work towards and preparation for Grade 1 onwards
  • Duets may now be chosen from Initial to Grade 3 for selected instruments, to help develop ensemble playing skills
  • Refreshed repertoire lists reflect a wide range of genres and styles, through which musicians can develop authentic performance skills in a range of contexts including orchestral, session, jazz and brass band
  • New trumpet, cornet & flugelhorn exam repertoire books are available for Initial to Grade 8, with downloadable recordings of the pieces played by eminent trumpet player Andrew Crowley, as well as piano playalongs
  • A refreshed syllabus format makes the requirements for each grade easy to understand for teachers and learners
  • Digital support resources produced with leading teachers and brass musicians provide support and advice on exam structure, repertoire and brass styles and technique. Coming soon!

There is a year’s overlap arrangement in place, so throughout 2019 candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2015-2018 or 2019-2022 syllabus, but not a mixture of both.

Visit our Brass page for more details.

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