Popular Music Vocals

News: the new popular music vocals syllabus and accompanying handbooks will be out at the end of August. The current syllabus will be in use up to and including the Summer session of 2018.

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

 

What’s in the exam

Grades

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

Exam content

Levels 1-3:

  • 3 pieces

Levels 4-5:

  • 4 pieces

Levels 6-8:

  • 5 pieces
Recital

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