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Flexible graded exams encouraging singers to perform to their strengths


The music you want to sing
Learners can progress in their own musical style by choosing from specifically selected lists of over 1,000 songs by our singing 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 make.

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.


The Singing 2018-2021 syllabus

The new Singing syllabus will be valid from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021.

New syllabus available 28 September 2017

  • Substantial refresh of the repertoire lists
  • Revised grouping structure for songs
  • Newly composed vocal exercises
  • New graded repertoire books – produced for Singing for the first time
  • New vocal exercises book

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Stay up to date with news about the new Singing syllabus, publications and professional development programmes, as well as giveaways and offers.

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Enter for a Singing exam

Please note that sessions for Summer 2017 are now closed - online booking for Autumn 2017 will commence soon.

There are two ways to book an exam:

  1. download an entry form here and send it with the full fee to your local representative, or

  2. book online (UK only) using Trinity's new music booking service, currently being piloted at 40 selected UK centres. The service allows 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 Singing publications

A range of repertoire for singing is available in our Singer’s World series. Sight reading pieces are available in our Sound at Sight series and exercises are available in our Vocal Exercises books.

Our Sing Musical Theatre series includes four volumes of classic and contemporary musical theatre songs. They are suitable for singing and musical theatre candidates, or anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of repertoire. Each book contains useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises and a backing track CD.

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The Singing 2015-2017 syllabus and overlap arrangements

When the new singing syllabus is available, there will be a one-year overlap between syllabuses during which time candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2015-2017 or 2018-2021 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.

Download the 2015-2017 syllabus


Regulatory information
Additional regulatory information is contained in the 2015-2017 Singing syllabus supplement.

Syllabus errata
View syllabus errata for the 2015-2017 Singing syllabus.

Singing sight reading
All singing sight reading tests at Grades 6-8 will be accompanied from January 2015, matching the format of tests at lower grades. Examples of the accompanied tests for Grades 6-8 are available. You can also download MP3s of the accompaniments for these examples (Zip file, 25mb).

Further information

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

Specifications for aural tests and improvisation tests changed for all instruments on 1 January 2017. See the supporting tests page for new test specifications and information about sample materials.


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