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Original Piano Young Composers Competition

5th April 2019

Trinity College London is pleased to announce a call for unpublished original compositions for its Piano syllabus 2021-2023 from young composers Trinity’s aim is to encourage, motivate and champion composers early in their careers and in doing so, to celebrate the diversity and creativity of those that take Trinity exams. The competition is open to […]


Melbourne MUSIC Representative Opportunity

11th February 2019

We are currently looking for a new Music Representative to take on the administrative role in Melbourne. Supporting for teachers and schools, along with administering the examination sessions are the primary functions of this role. This would ideally suit a Music teacher (who either works at a school or in a private studio setting), and […]


Tribute to Anne Thompson – Mackay Representative

5th July 2018

Anne Thompson will be remembered always as a wonderful teacher to many and Mackay has been blessed for her life in music. Anne passed away last Thursday at home. For Trinity College London, Anne was a local area representative since 1980 – an extraordinary length of service having made her as one of the longest […]


Music Diplomas – New Syllabus Update

13th June 2018

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 […]


Trinity College London and Musical Futures Australia in new partnership

12th April 2018

In 2018, Trinity College London and Musical Futures Australia will be working in partnership to develop new resources and approaches for music learning, bringing together teachers from the Musical Futures Australia communities with the aim of engaging more students with music for longer. The two organisations share a deep commitment to ensuring that musical learning is […]


Exhibition Awards Announced for 2016

19th December 2017

Exhibition Awards are announced annually and awarded to candidates who have gained the highest distinction marks in a practical examination at Grades 5 – 8 and Advanced Certificate in both Music and Drama & Speech. The award-winning candidates receive a monetary prize and a beautifully hand-inscribed certificate from Trinity College London. The value of each […]


Trinity’s Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus launches

6th September 2017

Real songs. Real skills. Real progress. Today sees the launch of the new Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus, for exams starting 1 January 2018. The brand-new syllabuses, now in separate booklets for each instrument (Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals), are available to download from the new Rock & Pop website at: trinityrock.com. Putting performance […]


Recital Diploma – Programme Notes

1st July 2017

Within the numerous Trinity music exams there are several which require Programme Notes: ATCL (400 – 700 words) LTCL (800 – 1100 words) FTCL (1200 – 1600 words) Why does Trinity expect you to go to the trouble of submitting these and what does each exam require? Why give your audience a sneak preview? Audiences […]


Podcast Interview with Tim Topham

13th April 2017

Australian National Manager for Trinity College London, Barry Walmsley was recently interviewed by Tim Topham on the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast (Ep #82). In the episode, you’ll learn What makes Trinity different from the other exam boards How to Trinity exam board started Where exams should fit in to our piano teaching How to […]


Theory & Composition Diplomas

5th January 2017

Trinity’s theory and composition diplomas syllabus has changed as of January 2017. The syllabus includes updated requirements for the Associate (AMusTCL) and Licentiate (LMusTCL) theory diplomas, as well as revisions to the Licentiate (LTCL) in Composition. The new syllabus and examples of the new Associate (AMusTCL) and Licentiate (LMusTCL) papers may be downloaded free of […]


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