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Our Brass syllabus offers the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.

Specifications for aural tests and improvisation tests are changing for all instruments. The changes apply to all exams taken from 1 January 2017 onwards.

See the supporting tests page for new test specifications and information about sample materials.

Please note that there is no overlap for supporting tests, and the previous aural tests and improvisation tests can therefore no longer be used.


Brass syllabus (2015-2018)

The latest Brass syllabus includes updated repertoire lists and refreshed technical work. A new set of brass scales and exercises books are also available, featuring new exercises composed by respected British trombonist and composer Mark Nightingale.


Syllabus errata


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 publications

Brass Scales & Exercises books (Grades 1-8) for Treble Clef, Bass Clef, French Horn and Trombone are available now.

Brass Scales & Exercises (Grades 6-8) for Soprano Cornet and Bass Trombone are available for free as digital downloads.

Our Sound at Sight series includes sight reading pieces for French HornTrumpet and Bass Clef Brass.

Syllabus support

A range of support resources are available on our online learning platform

Further information

Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet 

Enter for an exam

To enter for an exam, download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative. Find out more and enter for an exam

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