Course - Trinity Diplomas
The Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists is delighted to welcome Trinity College of Music examiners to the course again. A specialist examiner will examine the candidates on the final day of each CIPSS – August 21st and August 26th.
Full details on the different levels of exams are available through the Trinity Website.
The Advanced Certificate is approximately equivalent to Grade 8.
Duration of pieces for Advanced Certificate should total between 25 and 30 minutes and form a balanced programme. Repertoire list available here.
Diplomas – please read the syllabus carefully.
Associate level: ATCL
The depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the first year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution. Duration of pieces for ATCL recital should total between 32 and 38 mins.
Licentiate level: LTCL
The depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the final year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution. Duration of pieces for ATCL recital should total between 37 and 43 mins.
Fellowship level: FTCL
The depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of a full-time postgraduate course in music education at a conservatoire or other higher education institution. Duration of pieces for FTCL recital should total between 42 and 48 mins.
The repertoire list for the diplomas is available online.
Candidates who wish to submit their own choice of repertoire to Trinity must do so using this form.
Please note it can take up to 6 weeks to have the programme approved and up to 20 weeks if Trinity needs to amend it.
Fees TBC for 2021
Advanced Certificate (solo) – £113
Advanced Certificate (duet) – £170
ATCL Recital – £256
LTCL Recital – £361
FTCL Recital – £515
These fees are valid until 31 August 2020
Please tick the required diploma choice on the summer school application form. Once received a form will be emailed to you by the administrator.
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