Trinity’s performance diplomas provide a pathway to professional musicianship, focusing exclusively on the planning and performance of a recital. They are offered at three levels: ATCL, LTCL and FTCL.
Begin your journey into professional musicianship, building a programme you can be confident in and that reflects you as a musician. Choose your pieces from our newly expanded and regularly updated repertoire lists, which include trusted and popular choices made by fellow teachers and candidates over the years, or submit your own-choice pieces (or a mixture of both).
Our mark scheme is heavily weighted towards performance, allowing you to make your exam performance matter and to gain a respected qualification that fully reflects your performance standard.
Enjoy dedicated support and an enhanced experience. Use our programme approvals portal to receive timely feedback on your programme from our expert panel, and benefit from online support resources and clear syllabus advice.
Trinity performance diplomas are our most advanced performance awards. They follow on from our grade and certificate exams, taking musicians up to a professional standard of performance and musical understanding.
Performance Diplomas are available at three levels:
The 2019 Music Performance Diploma Syllabus
Each exam has two sections: recital and programme & planning.
Recital (96 marks)
Compile and perform a programme of pieces, chosen from published repertoire lists, own-choice repertoire, or a combination of listed and own-choice repertoire.Discover our repertoire lists
Programme & Planning (4 marks)
Plan a balanced programme that includes contrasting styles, and provide a written programme.
Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.
Diploma exam results are generally released up to eight weeks after the date of the exam. Occasionally, there may be a delay to results – please see Release of Music exam results page. For any other questions, please see our Music exam help pages.