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Our new Piano syllabus is out today

5 June 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our new Piano 2018-2020 syllabus and supporting books are now available.

With exams starting on 1 January 2018, the new Piano syllabus:

  • Includes new performance pieces at all levels, encompassing a wide range of musical styles
  • Features new technical work exercises at all levels, covering key areas of technique
  • Allows duets to be selected up to and including Grade 3
  • Only divides repertoire into groups at Grades 6-8, allowing pieces to be freely chosen from a style list at lower grades
  • Has revised own composition, aural and improvisation requirements
  • Is supported by new graded repertoire books with the new core repertoire from the syllabus, and specially composed exercises. These can be ordered now from our online shop.

There is a year’s overlap arrangement in place, so throughout 2018 candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2015-2017 or 2018-2020 syllabus, but not a mixture of both.

Visit our Piano page for more details. 

Trinity's graded Music exams offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths.

The music you want to play Learners progress in their own musical style by choosing from lists of pieces or songs carefully selected by experts

The performer you want to be Our performance-grounded technical work and supporting tests are specifically designed to develop learners’ skills through the music they play

The recognition you deserve 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


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