Performance Awards

Performance Awards provide a new opportunity for the assessment of musical performance, whereby candidates submit a recording of their performance rather than attending an examination venue. They are performance-only assessments, and candidates may enter at any time of the year.

Assessment bands are as follows:

  • 85-100% - Distinction
  • 75-84% - Merit
  • 65-74% - Pass
  • 0-64% - Unsuccessful

Performances are assessed by trained LCM examiners, using the same standards and criteria as are used for the standard graded exams, offering candidates a reliable and independent assessment of their performance standard, while benefitting from the flexibility allowed by the submission process.

Performance Awards may be entered at any time of the year, and considerations such as exam venue locations, clashes with other commitments, performing in unfamiliar surroundings, etc are not applicable.

The awards also offer candidates the opportunity to have their performances assessed externally before taking a graded examination.

Performance Awards are offered in a wide range of subjects; refer to the syllabus for full details.

Entering for a Performance Award

There are two options:

  • Online: complete an online form where you will be able to upload your work and pay the exam fee online
  • Paper entry: download an entry form, post your completed form, the fee and your work to the LCME office