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The Brass Syllabus 2019-2022
New 2019-2022 syllabus now available - valid from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022.
Access digital support resources made in collaboration with leading brass teachers and performing musicians, with support and advice on exam structure, repertoire and brass styles and techniques, and get a free taster of pieces and exercises, at our Music Resources site.
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Enter for a Brass exam
There are two ways to book an exam:
- Download an entry form here and send it with the full fee to your local representative, or
- Book online using Trinity's new music booking service - this is currently available at selected UK centres only. The service permits booking and payment online, and the ability to choose a date at the point of booking.
Please note: you should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted. Please see Information and Regulations and Syllabus infringements for more information.
Supporting Brass publications
The following books supporting the syllabus are now available:
Exam repertoire books (Initial-Grade 8)
- Available for Brass for the first time – for trumpet, cornet & flugelhorn
- Feature pieces from a wide range of styles and genres
- Accompanied by downloadable recordings of the pieces played by eminent trumpet player Andrew Crowley, as well as piano playalongs
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The Brass Syllabus 2015-2018 and overlap arrangements
There will be a one-year overlap between syllabuses during which time candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2015-2018 or 2019-2022 syllabus, but not a mixture of both. There is no overlap for supporting tests, and the previous aural tests and improvisation tests can therefore no longer be used.
For more information please see Brass syllabus (2015-2018) - overlap information.
Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet.