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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 […]


Withdrawal of selected Trinity College London Diplomas 

3rd August 2016

1 August 2016 Trinity’s suite of Diplomas is being updated over the next 2 years to ensure they remain a valuable option for teachers and learners, and aligned with the needs of educators and employers. We are taking this opportunity to streamline our Diploma portfolio to ensure that we are offering a suite of higher […]


International Honour for Local Music Identity

31st July 2016

By Francine Pullman (reprinted with permission – Townsville Bulletin 21 June 2016 Trinity College London, the international performing arts board, recently honoured local music identity, Margaret Bolster for her 42 years working for the College. At a recent presentation, Barry Walmsley, the College’s National Manager spoke of Mrs Bolster’s years of being the local face […]


Exhibition Awards Announced for 2015

30th June 2016

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 […]


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