Latest exam updates

隆重推出Singing for Musical Theatre考試第1-3級。

  • 2018年10月4日——在線發布第1-3級曲目列表。
  • 2019年1月——可在全球範圍內參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試。
  • 更高級別的考試將於2019年秋天推出。


Why take an ABRSM exam?

Our syllabuses have been developed carefully to suit the different needs and progressive goals of musical theatre singers. The exams connect progress, achievement and motivation, so you can take to the stage with confidence.

PERFORM

Enjoy singing a wide range of songs from different styles and dramatic contexts, selected by industry experts.

From Gershwin to Sondheim, Broadway to Disney, our syllabuses are regularly refreshed so we can include the latest showstopping songs that span the world of musical theatre across stage and screen.

ACHIEVE

Have a goal to practise towards and receive constructive feedback from highly qualified examiners.

Receive an internationally recognised qualification, and develop skills that sit at the heart of every musical performance.

Our Singing for Musical Theatre exams are a singing assessment, available in two formats:

  • Performance Grades - Grades 1–8 - Pre-recorded exams suitable for singers who want to focus on building skills for a sustained performance
  • Practical Grades – Grades 1–5 - Live exams suitable for singers who want to build a variety of industry skills

Performance Grades

Take centre stage!

Remotely-assessed exams that are all about performance
Available at Grades 1 to 8.

This exam offers an exciting opportunity for you to explore a variety of songs through a sustained performance.

為何參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試?

音樂劇是一種生氣蓬勃、充滿活力的當代藝術形式,日益受到各年齡表演者的喜愛。現在,專注於這一充滿活力的音樂體裁的歌手將有機會通過ABRSM考試獲得國際認可的資格。我們的考試將進步、成績與動力聯繫在一起——從而讓你充滿自信地走上舞台。

「全新Singing for Musical Theatre考綱為年幼學生提供絕佳機會,讓他們表演、學習、練習,以及最重要的 —— 享受樂趣。考綱曲目在多個方面充滿挑戰,包括曲風、表達、通過歌曲表演、不同的聲樂素質和技巧等。曲目列表提供了各種選擇,鼓勵學生探索新曲目。 」Rachel Lyske 英國學校老師和ABRSM 顧問。.

參與我們全新的Singing for Musical Theatre考試,演唱你喜愛的歌曲,同時培養音樂劇技能,讓你在排練、試音和演出現場大顯身手。在此過程中,你還會收穫寶貴的相關技能——不僅限於音樂創作方面,也包括生活方面。

ABRSM首席考官John Holmes說:

"與研發其他考綱一樣,我們以極為謹慎的態度對這個音樂體裁進行評估,從而創造出清晰、完善、循序漸進的學習途徑。Singing for Musical Theatre是ABRSM的新考試,這個『新』是相對於現有考試科目的『新』,而從ABRSM的長項來講,則是大家熟悉的——以行之有效的原則評分,為學生的音樂成長奠定堅實的基礎、為他們的音樂成就提供可靠的里程碑"。」

Assessed entirely from recordings, Performance Grades can take place at home, at school or in a community setting.

Record your performance at any time, in a place of your choice, and submit it for assessment when you are ready.

Find more information about Performance Grades in our syllabus and qualification specifications.

Performance Grades Qualification Specification (PDF)

Practical Grades

Build industry skills

Live exams that that help you flourish as an all-round performer.
Available at Grades 1–5.

Sing the songs you love, while developing musical skills that will help you flourish in rehearsal, audition and performance situations.

  • Accompanied songs: Choose one accompanied song from each list – A, B and C. This is an opportunity to show the range of characters you can express, acting through song. Having live accompaniment from the piano in the exam mirrors usual practice for concerts and auditions, and interacting with the pianist is another important musical skill you build here.
  • Unaccompanied song: You will need to choose a 1–2 minute section of a marked song from the song lists in the syllabus. Singing unaccompanied (a cappella) is a great way to train your musical ear, and really helps with singing in tune and building your confidence. It’s also great preparation for auditions and your chance to shine solo!

Being able to sight-read unfamiliar music is a skill that every singer needs. It helps you to join in more easily, learn things more quickly and access all kinds of music for yourself. It could help you to step into a new role at short notice, access session work and much more.

  • Sight-singing: The examiner will give you a short piece of music that you haven’t seen before - written in attractive, accessible Musical Theatre styles with optional words in English. Each short piece starts with a piano introduction, you will have half a minute to try it out, before you sing it with the examiner playing the accompaniment. The piano part either doubles (Grades 1–2) or supports (Grade 3–5) the melody line, so you can use your musical instinct to find the tune, as well as reading it.

Aural helps you to feel a pulse, keep in time and understand harmonies and melody lines. These are important skills when you have to pick up tunes quickly with limited rehearsal time. Musical theatre singers are often very strong in this area and our tests give you the chance to demonstrate that.

  • Aural tests: The examiner will deliver a series of tests from the piano designed to develop your musical ear. You will be asked to respond by singing, clapping and answering questions about the music you hear.

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS (PDF)

The Singing for Musical Theatre syllabus provides a great opportunity for young singers to perform, learn, experiment, practise and most importantly have fun. The syllabus provides many challenges with style, expression, acting through song, varying vocal qualities and techniques. The lists offer a variety of choices and encourage the discovery of new repertoire.” Rachel Lyske, Brit School teacher and ABRSM consultant.

“As with the development of all our syllabuses, we have taken great care to create a clear, well-structured progressive pathway through the assessment of this popular genre. Singing for Musical Theatre exams are new to ABRSM’s exam offer, and new in terms of what’s available out there, but familiar in terms of what we do best - providing reliable milestones of musical achievement, marked according to solid, well-established principles.” ABRSM Chief Examiner, John Holmes.

Repertoire and apps to support learning

Discover our show-stopping repertoire books at Grades 1–5, along with digital apps to support practice.

 

 

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

Speedshifter

A practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio without altering the pitch.

Discover the repertoire

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