Popular Music Vocals

There are eight LCM Popular Music Vocals grades, four performance diplomas and three teaching diplomas.

The standard graded exams consist of a performance of two to four songs (grade dependent), technical work, a viva voce and aural tests.

We also provide alternatives to our standard examination format designed to offer something different to our diverse range of candidates:

  • Recital – an exam entirely or predominantly performance-based
  • Leisure Play – a performance of four pieces, with an optional own-choice piece
  • Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by video submission
  • Concert – an entirely performance-based diploma exam

Resources

 

The 2009 syllabus can be used for the last time in the summer 2018 session.

What’s in the exam

Pre-Grade 1 (2017 Syllabus)

Exam Content

  • Technical Work
  • Performance
  • Questions

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Grades (2017 Syllabus)

Exam Content

  • Technical Work
  • Performance
  • Discussion
  • Sight Singing
  • Aural Tests
Grades (2009 Syllabus)

Exam content

Grades 1-2:

  • Musicianship
  • Performance
  • Aural awareness

Grades 3-5:

  • Musicianship
  • Performance
  • Aural awareness
  • Musical awareness

Grades 6-8:

  • Musicianship
  • Performance
  • Aural awareness
  • Musical awareness
  • Specialism 
Leisure Play (2017 Syllabus)

Exam Content

Grades 1-3:

  • 3 pieces

Grades 4-5:

  • 4 pieces

Grades 6-8:

  • 5 pieces

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Leisure Play (2009 Syllabus)

Exam content

Levels 1-3:

  • 3 pieces

Levels 4-5:

  • 4 pieces

Levels 6-8:

  • 5 pieces
Recital (2017 Syllabus)

Exam Content

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece/Sight reading/Viva voce

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Recital (2009 Syllabus)

Exam content

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece/Sight reading/Viva voce
DipLCM

Exam content

Recital:

  • Performance
  • Sight reading

Standard:

  • Performance
  • Viva voce
  • Sight reading

Concert:

  • Performance
ALCM

Exam content

Recital option 1:

  • Performance
  • Essay
  • Viva voce

Recital option 2:

  • Performance
  • Viva voce

Standard option 1:

  • Technical work
  • Performance
  • Viva voce
  • Sight reading
  • Aural tests

Standard option 2:

  • Technical work
  • Performance
  • Viva voce/Sight reading/Aural
LLCM

Exam content

Recital:

  • Performance
  • Programme notes

Standard:

  • Performance
  • Choose 2 of: Programme notes/Sight reading/Viva voce
FLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Programme notes
DipLCM Teaching

Exam content

ALCM Teaching

Exam content

LLCM Teaching

Exam content