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Woodwind & Jazz Woodwind

Our Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.

Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses

The Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses are valid from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020.

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Woodwind syllabus (Initial-Grade 8)

  • In response to widespread demand, Initial exams are now available for flute and clarinet
  • All instruments feature revised and expertly chosen repertoire, graded and edited by leading music educators
  • A new series of nine graded flute books and nine graded clarinet books is now available, containing a varied selection of pieces at each grade
  • Score & part and part only allows the widest range of affordability
  • CD recordings of all pieces in the books will be released during autumn 2016, featuring performances from flautists David Cuthbert, Rebecca Larsen and Emilia Zakrzewska, and clarinettists Joanne Rozario, Paul Saunders and Christopher Walters
  • ‘Minus one’ style backing tracks (recorded on a Yamaha Disklavier) are also included on the CD, allowing students to practise with the piano accompaniment
  • New technical work books for Oboe, Bassoon and Recorder contain scales, arpeggios and a new set of exercises for Grades 1-5
  • Requirements for aural and improvisation tests have been revised - see the supporting tests page for full details
  • Download syllabus
  • Additional regulatory information is contained in the syllabus supplement

 

Jazz Woodwind syllabus (Grades 1-8)

  • The latest Jazz Woodwind syllabus contains full details of grade exams for jazz flute, jazz clarinet and jazz saxophone
  • Repertoire lists for all instruments have been refreshed
  • Requirements for aural and improvisation tests have been revised - see the supporting tests page for full details
  • Download syllabus
  • Additional regulatory information is contained in the syllabus supplement

 

Other supporting publications

A range of publications to support our Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses is available from your local music retailer and our online shop

 

 

Overlap

A one year overlap is in place so that candidates may perform repertoire and technical work from the current syllabuses until the end of 2017.

Specifications for aural tests and improvisation tests are changing for all instruments. The changes apply to all exams taken from 1 January 2017 onwards.

See the supporting tests page for new test specifications and information about sample materials.

Please note that there is no overlap for supporting tests, and the previous aural tests and improvisation tests can therefore no longer be used.

 

Woodwind syllabus (2015-2016)

The 2015-2016 woodwind syllabus contains full details of grade exams for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone and Recorder.

Download the 2015-2016 Woodwind syllabus (Initial-Grade 8)

 

Jazz Woodwind syllabus (2015-2016)

The 2015-2016 Jazz Woodwind syllabus contains full details of grade exams for Jazz Flute, Jazz Clarinet and Jazz Saxophone.

Download the 2015-2016 Jazz Woodwind syllabus (Initial-Grade 8)

 

Syllabus errata

View syllabus errata for the 2015-2016 Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses 

 

Syllabus support

A range of support resources are available on our online learning platform and on the Trinity YouTube channel.

Enter for an exam

To enter for an exam, download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative. Find out more and enter for an exam.

You should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted. Please see the Information and Regulations for more information.

Further information

Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet.

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You should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted.

Please see Information and Regulations and Syllabus infringements for more information.

 

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