2018-2021 syllabus extension

The Singing Syllabus 2018-2021 has been extended by one year until the end of 2022. The overlap period has therefore been extended until 31 December 2023. A new syllabus and new graded exam books will be released in 2022 for exams beginning in January 2023.

Your performance. Your choice.

Build authentic skills
Develop the vocal skills that are specific to singers and authentic to the performer you want to be.

Explore diverse repertoire
Discover pieces across a variety of styles, languages, and genres, and explore the directions learners can take with their music-making.

Benefit from industry expertise
Use the syllabus, supporting books and online resources, developed with prominent singers, to explore our exams see where they can take you.

We offer singing exams from Initial to Grade 8. The Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system for new performers.

The Singing Syllabus 2018-2022

  • Wide ranging repertoire allows singers to perform in a range of styles and languages, which enables them to specialise, but with enough choice to ensure they become versatile performers.
  • A choice of four supporting tests and flexible performance options, including using backing tracks up to Grade 3 and no requirement to perform from memory, gives singers the flexibility to demonstrate their individual strengths
  • Specially designed technical exercises allow singers to develop vocal technique through performance Graded songbooks, with teaching notes, translations, recordings of the piano accompaniments, and audio pronunciation guides, provide singers with exciting repertoire for every level
  • A range of books and resources is available including graded songbooks, teaching notes, translations, recordings of the piano accompaniments, and audio pronunciation guides, supporting singers every step of the way.

Further information

Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

Information & Regulations

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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