Singing Grades

The 2023 syllabus and associated repertoire are now available and can be used for exams immediately.

Our Music Grade and Diploma exams are available both in digital and face-to-face formats.

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Outside the UK:

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Why choose Trinity's Singing grades?

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 full orchestrated versions for Musical Theatre hits.

Re-imagined books containing 12 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 68, 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 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 here.

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.

Explore the latest Singing grades repertoire

Initial Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8

Alternatively, download a PDF of the complete repertoire list for all grades.

Trinity's new and innovative syllabus approach

From now onwards, Trinity's Singing Syllabus will no longer operate with an end date. All songs 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 on the day of release.

Trinity will continue to increase the repertoire available to candidates through a continual programme of new publication releases. Most repertoire and technical pieces will remain indefinitely*. You will find information about new publication releases on the instrument webpages and the shop.

This innovative change in approach to our music exam syllabuses will make our exams more accessible, provide rich and ever-increasing repertoire to choose from, and encourage candidates to continue playing the music they love for as long as they wish.

*copyright and territory dependent

Sight-reading for singers

Trinity College London's sight-singing test format

Timing and exam details

  • Trinity offers an overlap period with 20182023 Singing syllabus, during which candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either syllabus. For further information visit the Singing syllabus overlap information page.
  • Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

The Teacher’s Guide To Singing

We asked experienced singing teachers for their top tips to help students achieve their best.

The result is this handy online resource for singing teachers preparing candidates for exams, or simply looking for ways to improve their teaching practice.

Eisteddfod yr Urdd song option

From January 2018, young entrants competing in the Solo Song classes in Eisteddfod yr Urdd may offer their competition piece as one of the songs in their Trinity graded singing exam. Click here for further details.

Darnau Gosod Eisteddfod yr Urdd

O Ionawr 2018, bydd cystadleuwyr yng nghystadlaethau Unawdau Eisteddfod yr Urdd yn gallu defnyddio darnau gosod yr Eisteddfod ar gyfer eu harholiadau canu unigol gyda Trinity College London. Cliciwch yma am ragor o wybodaeth.

 

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