Requirements and Structure
Grade exams for Classical Singing consist of:
- performance of 3 pieces
- scales & arpeggios
- aural tests
- theory questions.
From Grade VI–Senior Certificate, the aural and theoretical sections are combined. For Senior Certificate only, there is a brief viva voce section.
Classical Singing Grade Exams cater for all levels from Elementary to Senior Certificate.
The Music Theatre & Popular singing syllabus is an alternative to the Classical Singing syllabus. In this syllabus, there are musicianship, presentation, general knowledge sections instead of aural tests and theory questions.
All graded exams are marked out of 100. The pass mark is 60–69, pass with Merit 70–79, pass with Honours 80–89, and pass with Distinction 90+.
The syllabus is available to download below. If you are working from the 2015-2018 syllabus, you can still use this until the spring session of 2020.