Updates and news

Trinity College London is delighted to bring Digital Grades and Diplomas to all of our teachers and candidates, across all of our international markets, meaning that whatever the challenges the future brings, candidates will be able to continue taking their exams digitally.

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Recorded accompaniments permitted for all digital graded music exams

31 October 2022

Candidates may now use recorded accompaniments/backing tracks in place of a live accompanist or duet partner for all digital graded music exams at Initial – Grade 8.

For digital music diplomas, we strongly advise candidates to perform with live accompaniment. However, we will accept recorded accompaniments in digital diploma exams until 31 December 2023. After this date, recorded accompaniments will not be allowed in diploma exams except for Drum Kit. If recorded accompaniment is required for any other reason, approval must be obtained in advance of the exam.

Digital Grades and Diplomas now available to book

11 November 2021

We are now taking entries for the Digital Grades and Diplomas, which you can make through your local representative.

Select your country in My Local Trinity to find contact details of your local representative.

Digital Grades and Diplomas have launched!

4 November 2021

We are delighted to bring you full details on the Music and Drama Digital Grades and Diplomas. Explore the different qualifications; learn how to record your video; find out how to submit your performance and even explore our YouTube playlist for Digital Grades and Diploma videos. If you have any queries, please get in touch with your local representative who will be happy to help.

Find out about the Digital Grades and Diplomas

3 November 2021

Watch our new overview video to find out more about the Digital Grades and Diplomas. For full details, have a look at the syllabuses for Music Grades, Music Diplomas, Drama Grades and Drama Diplomas.

COVID Special Arrangements for Digital Music exams – adaptations to the requirements for candidates working in lockdown

2 November2021

We’re aware that many of our candidates across the world are living through challenging circumstances caused by COVID-19. Trinity is committed to ensuring that all candidates have the opportunity to continue with their learning and progression, so have created the ‘COVID Special Arrangements’ for Music Digital Grades and Diplomas.

The Special Arrangements offer alternative measures for candidates for whom travelling is restricted and therefore cannot access their usual accompanists or instruments, and where local legislation prevents being in close proximity with an accompanist for safety reasons. For full details, please click here.

Music Technical work now available

30 October 2021

Technical requirements for all Classical and Jazz exams are now available. You can find it on the relevant syllabus page.

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