COVID-19 Special Arrangements for music exams

We are 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 the 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 download the Special Arrangements document.

We will be updating this page with guidance for candidates, so please do check back if you are concerned about COVID-19 restrictions at the point you wish to record and upload your exam.

Drum Kits – guidance for candidates who will not be able to access an acoustic kit for their recording

We are aware that extensive lockdown measures may mean that candidates will not have access to their preferred drum kit when recording their Rock & Pop or Classical & Jazz submission. We will shortly be providing guidance to help candidates and teachers make the best use of an electronic drum kit in these circumstances, allowing them to submit an entry which showcases their work effectively and enables our examiners to assess their submission.

For further information about using Electronic Drumkit in your exam, please read the following documents.

Rock & Pop Drums Syllabus adaptations

 

Rock & Pop Vocals – Use of microphones

We always recommend using a microphone (where required) where possible, but in the event that a candidate cannot source a microphone due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, we will accept performances without microphones at all grades. Please ensure that you can be heard clearly above the backing track when you record your songs.

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