Which tasks are included?
- Rehearsal and Performance
- Viva Voce
- Written submission and arrangement
Latest exam updates
Online Music Theory – booking open
Our first online Music Theory exams for Grades 1 to 5 in Singapore will take place on 12 December 2020.The booking period for these exams is 26 October to 9 November. Find out more about online Music Theory.
Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM – exam dates
The first booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is 1 to 8 December. The exam session is 5 to 31 January 2021. Find out more about Performance Grades.
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The Music Direction diplomas are designed to reﬂect your day-to-day experience as a director, whether amateur or professional, and to accommodate a variety of different kinds of ensemble – symphony, chamber and string orchestras, wind, military and brass bands, and choirs (accompanied or unaccompanied).
Through live and written components, you'll be examined on your command of directing technique in rehearsal and performance, your understanding of the repertoire, and your knowledge of the instruments or voices within your ensemble.
The tasks are designed to reflect your day-to-day experience as a director and include organising a venue and rehearsal, arranging a piece for your ensemble, compiling a programme and rehearsing the repertoire.
Please note that this syllabus is only available online.
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