Out now: new Trinity piano syllabus
3 July 2014
Music exam board Trinity College London (TCL) has released its new piano syllabus for 2015-2017, which is available to download from the TCL website. Supporting piano publications, including new graded repertoire books, are also available online and from music retailers.
The new piano syllabus contains a fully refreshed repertoire list, as well new technical works. Well-known classical pieces have been joined by original compositions by composers from all over the world, who were invited by Trinity to submit pieces for consideration.
New syllabuses for woodwind, jazz woodwind, guitar strings, singing and brass will be released by Trinity later this month. From September a new Electronic Keyboard & Organ syllabus will also be available.
Chris Walters, TCL’s head of qualifications for Music, commented: ‘Our graded music exams are strongly performance based and examine real musical skills specific to each instrument or voice. The wide choice of authentic repertoire found in each of our new syllabuses allows candidates to find pieces that reflect their own musical identity, and they are able to further express their individuality through options including improvising and performing original compositions. We’ve structured our exams so that they assess the whole musician – evaluating creativity, emotional response, critical listening and performing – and we provide precise and specific feedback through a diagnostic mark scheme, to encourage continued learning and development.’
A one year overlap arrangement is in place, so candidates may perform repertoire and technical work from current syllabuses until the end of 2015.