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Performance is at the heart of Trinity’s graded music assessments as we believe that musicianship is most effectively demonstrated through practical performance. Our exams are numbered from Initial (in many subjects) to Grade 8. The Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system for new performers.Recognise that a flexible approach is best, prioritising candidates’ individual needs. Offer freedom of choice within assessments, enabling candidates to demonstrate their musicianship in the way that suits them best

Assess real-life skills that translate naturally from real music-making to the assessment

Assess skills that are specific to each discipline

Allow candidates to express their whole musical personalities through options to demonstrate creativity in different ways

Provide precise and specific feedback to inform continued learning.

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Established in 1887, the London College of Music Examinations (LCME) is one of the longest-established exam boards for the creative arts in the UK and the only one that is part of a leading British university, the University of West London.

Also with a longstanding reputation for innovation, LCME has launched its unique digital exam program for all music and performance subjects. Candidates at any level, from pre-grade one to diploma, now have the option of taking a recorded or online exam.