Perform together, or shine solo. There’s something for everyone in our new syllabus. Discover:
- A greater selection of repertoire for Horn, Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Tenor Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba.
- Music that lends itself to group teaching, in mixed-instrument ensembles at Grades 1 to 5.
- A diverse range of musical genres and composers with most instrument lists extended to ten pieces, so there is even more choice!
- Increased flexibility around accompaniment with the inclusion of duets up to Grade 3.
New scales and sight-reading requirements
In response to feedback from teachers and learners, we are bringing you new scales and sight-reading requirements in Brass Practical Grades from 2023.
- Scales and arpeggios are now shared across most instruments to aid group teaching at Grades 1 to 3
- Sight-reading has been written as short pieces that reflect the music that players would normally sight-read.
- At Grades 6 to 8, Horn and Trumpet players no longer need to take a separate transposition test. Instead, we have devised brand new tests incorporate sight-reading and transposition.
The new syllabuses can be used in Practical and Performance Grades from 1 January 2023.
- candidates can begin to present the pieces from the new lists
- candidates can continue to present the pieces from the preceding syllabus lists during the overlap period (see below)
- candidates can begin to present the pieces and scales and sight-reading from the new 2023 syllabus
- candidates can continue to present the pieces and scales and sight-reading from the syllabus during the overlap period (see below)
- the aural-tests remain unchanged
For candidates wishing to present requirements from the preceding syllabus, a one-year overlap period (up to 31 December 2023) applies in all countries.
All exam requirements must be prepared from the same syllabus.