Trinity Exam Dates - 2019
Trinity Closing Dates for Semester 2

Rock & Pop     Oct/Nov 2019             Entries close 19 July

Music              Sept/Oct/Nov 2019     Entries close 21 June

Drama             Sept/Oct 2019            Entries close 28 June

Theory             2 Nov 2019                Entries close 2 August
General Information regarding Trinity Music Exams:

Music Grade Exams

Trinity offers graded exams for a wide range of instruments and singing, from Initial to Grade 8. Our exams offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.

Specifications for aural tests and improvisation tests are changing for all instruments. The changes apply to all exams taken from 1 January 2017 onwards.
See the supporting tests page for new test specifications and information about sample materials.
Please note that there is no overlap for supporting tests, and the previous aural tests and improvisation tests can therefore no longer be used.


New syllabuses for woodwind, jazz woodwind and percussion are now available.
Register your interest to be kept up to date.

Enter for an exam

Our music exams can be taken in many countries all over the world. To enter for an exam, you can download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative. Find out more and enter for an exam

Exam structure

Candidates perform three (or sometimes four) pieces, and technical work featuring scales and arpeggios, exercises or orchestral extracts. They also choose two supporting tests from a selection including sight reading, aural, musical knowledge and improvising. Find out more

Assessment criteria

Our diagnostic mark scheme is designed to offer detailed and specific feedback to help candidates with their ongoing learning. View our full Assessment Criteria (excluding Drum Kit)


Trinity College London works closely with government agencies worldwide to secure appropriate official recognition of all suitable qualifications. Find out more

Browse and buy our range of music publications

We provide a wide range of publications to support preparation for our exams. These are available through our network of music retailers and our online shop.

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