Which tasks are included?
- Rehearsal and Performance
- Viva Voce
- Written submission and arrangement
We are currently redeveloping our diplomas, creating new higher-level qualifications to replace our DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM in Performance, Teaching and Directing. We will start to provide information about our new Music Directing diplomas from January 2024.
To check deadlines for taking our current diplomas, see our withdrawal information here.
Click here for the new process for booking DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas. All supporting materials for these diplomas must be submitted electronically at the point of entry.
The Music Direction diplomas are designed to reﬂect your day-to-day experience as a director, whether amateur or professional, and to accommodate a variety of different kinds of ensemble – symphony, chamber and string orchestras, wind, military and brass bands, and choirs (accompanied or unaccompanied).
Through live and written components, you'll be examined on your command of directing technique in rehearsal and performance, your understanding of the repertoire, and your knowledge of the instruments or voices within your ensemble.
The tasks are designed to reflect your day-to-day experience as a director and include organising a venue and rehearsal, arranging a piece for your ensemble, compiling a programme and rehearsing the repertoire.
Please note that this syllabus is only available online.
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