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Music Diplomas – New Syllabus Update

Here is some information about the implementation of the new music performance diplomas syllabus.

The current syllabus (2009-2018) will be extended until the end of July 2019. The new syllabus (from 2019) will be used from the beginning of August 2019. Please note that there will be no overlap between syllabuses, so candidates will not be able to use the current syllabus after the end of July 2019.

The full schedule is as follows:

September 2018 – New syllabus published (online and print)
31 July 2019 – Final date for exams using the 2009-2018 syllabus
1 August 2019 – All exams follow the 2019 syllabus

The new syllabus will feature refreshed repertoire lists, revised written programme requirements at ATCL and LTCL levels, and updated assessment criteria providing more detailed guidance on how exams are marked. Performance requirements, including own-choice options, will remain largely unchanged. Further details about syllabus changes will be released soon.

Please note that there will be no changes to music teaching diplomas.

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