Digital Classical & Jazz Exams
Introduction to the Digital Exam
The Digital Classical & Jazz Grades were developed to allow graded examinations to continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The examinations are available for all the Trinity College London Classical & Jazz instruments. They enable the candidate to record their exam pieces with one of our trained exam facilitators. We will then submit the video recording and any additional relevant materials and then submit the video recording via our online platform to be assessed by the examiners.
New Performance Criteria
In order to cater for the new format of the digital exams, senior examiners have taken to YouTube to take you through their expectations when awarding qualifications.
To understand how the digital exams differ from face-to-face exams, please see the table below. For the full information, please see the syllabuses.
Face-to-face Graded Exams
Digital Graded Exams
Three pieces (for for Singing Grades 6-8) from the repertoire lists in the relevant Classical and Jazz syllabus.
Three pieces (four for Singing Grades 6-8) from the repertoire lists in the relevant Classical and Jazz syllabus.
All of the technical work as described in the syllabus – the examiner will ask for a selection in the exam.
he same technical work options as in a face-to-face exam, but with reduced requirements to reflect the selection of technical work that candidates would be asked to perform in a face-to-face exam.
Two supporting tests, chosen from Sight Reading, Improvisation, Musical Knowledge or Aural Tests (depending on Grade).
Candidates will be assessed on how well the musical skills and knowledge that underpin the supporting tests are demonstrated within the context of their entire performance (ie the pieces and the technical work).
To understand the exam requirements, you will also need the relevant syllabus document for your instrument:
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