Trinity's latest Singing syllabus offers a refreshing approach to repertoire choice. Teachers and students have a breadth and variety of genre, style and composer to make lessons fun and rewarding.
Our repertoire encompasses a diverse range, spanning from timeless classics and traditional folk songs to contemporary musical theatre and beloved animated film hits. Additionally, our classical repertoire provides a variety of modern European languages and styles to choose from.
Embedding a more diverse selection of composers is a core part of our approach to syllabus design. Iconic composers from Schubert to Schoenberg, Mozart to Menken sit alongside exciting contemporary composers such as Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Amit Anand. This gives students the opportunity to explore new cultures and song styles and develop their musical knowledge.
Composer Ellen Mandel has written many art songs to texts by poets like Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and Charlotte Mew. She has also created music for over ninety plays and released six albums. We feature three songs by Ellen across Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 6. In an exclusive series of interviews Ellen generously shares her unique approach to composition and the inspiration for her featured songs.
Grade 3 - Katie's Lullaby: Remember Your Dreams
Grade 4 - Clouds
Grade 6 - The Voice
Download our free sample repertoire booklet to try some of the songs for yourself. We've included music from Initial, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 7.
You'll also get sample content from our other singing books including:
And as a bonus, we'll also include an exclusive 20% discount code for any of these singing eBooks purchased from our online store!
“Even teachers with creaking bookshelves will find some material that is not easily available elsewhere… this is a solid set of books and a strong addition for the Trinity syllabus, offering teachers a great deal of flexibility in the repertoire paths through these exams.”
The Association of Teachers of Singing
Students can perform more of the music they love when taking a digital exam with our new Repertoire-only pathway. This option is for those who prefer to showcase their musical achievements through a programme of repertoire, instead of a combination of pieces and technical work.
For their exam recording, candidates will perform four songs, or five at Grades 6-8 for Singing.
Find out more about the Repertoire-only pathway.