Recital lengths for Trinity diplomas and comparative ABRSM performance diplomas are below.
Timings for Trinity include only the duration of pieces and excludes any breaks between items; ABRSM timings includes breaks between items. Examiners may stop the recital if the prescribed duration is exceeded.
If you choose your pieces from Trinity's pre-approved repertoire lists from page 18 of the syllabus onwards, no further approval needs to be obtained from Trinity.
However, should you decide to play any own-choice pieces, the entire programme, including pieces chosen from the pre-approved lists will have to be approved by Trinity.
As the preparation time for diploma exams is usually at least one year, it is best to obtain approval of the programme way before the registration period for the exam to avoid any last minute surprises. Candidates should not assume that a programme would be approved just because it is found in another exam board's repertoire list e.g. ABRSM.
The proposed programme should be sent via email to the following email for approval:
This exam has 2 sections :
Recital (90% weightage)
Presentation skills and programme notes (10% weightage)
The passing mark for is 60% and the assessment criteria can be found on page 89 of the Trinity diploma syllabus here.
There are also 2 sections in this exam:
Recital of 42-48 mins
Presentation skills and programme notes
This exam is either Approved or Not Approved and no marks are given.