Singing Syllabus (2018-2022)

Please note that this is an old page and the new 2023 Singing syllabus is available – see

Our flexible graded exams encourage singers to perform to their strengths. Our Singing Syllabus 2018–2022 features:

  • Refreshed repertoire of over 1,000 songs allows singers to perform in a range of styles and languages
  • Revised song groupings let singers specialise in their preferred musical styles with enough choice to ensure they become a versatile performer
  • Flexible performance options - including a choice of four supporting tests, the option to use backing tracks up to Grade 3, and no requirement to perform songs from memory - allow singers to demonstrate their individual strengths
  • Specially designed technical exercises allow singers to develop vocal technique through performance
  • New graded songbooks, with teaching notes, translations, audio pronunciation guides and recordings of the piano accompaniments, provide singers with exciting repertoire for every level
  • A new vocal exercises book, with the newly composed exercises, gives singers support for pitch and tone, rhythm, and diction

Learners can progress in their own musical style by choosing from specifically selected lists of over 1,000 songs by our singing experts.

Our performance-grounded technical work and supporting tests are specifically designed to develop learners’ skills through the music they make.

Candidates are assessed through an externally regulated and internationally recognised exam system, with a 140-year heritage that you can trust. They can gain UCAS points for Grades 6-8.

Download the Singing Syllabus (2018-2022) for full information about our graded singing exams.

Supporting publications

We offer a range of singing books to support teachers and learners in preparing for a singing exam. To see our range of piano publications, visit:

Tido app

You can also access the songs from our 2018-2022 singing repertoire books digitally by subscribing to the Tido app. All of the songs from our new books are available on Tido’s app for iPad and web, which gives singers a portable and interactive way to practise the songs they are working on for their Trinity singing exam. Find out more at

Download the Singing Syllabus (2018-2022)

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