popular music exam specifications

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Popular Music Vocals Syllabus
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2009 - 2014

Recital Grades

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Leisure Play

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Performance Awards

LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS

Popular Music Vocals
Syllabus
Grades
Recital Grades
Leisure Play
Performance Awards
2009 - 2014

For information about diplomas, please refer to the
Music Performance and Teaching Diplomas Syllabus.

LCM Examinations

Director of Examinations
John Howard BA PhD

Chief Examiner in Music
Philip Aldred BEd FLCM

LCM Examinations
University of West London
St Mary’s Road
Ealing
London W5 5RF
tel: +44 (0)20 8231 2364
email: lcm.exams@uwl.ac.uk
www.uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams

© Copyright 2011 by the University of West London, LCM Examinations October 2013 edition

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Contents
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London College of Music Examiners ................................................................................................ London College of Music / London College of Music Examinations ...................................................

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1. Summary of exam types ................................................................................................ 2. Introduction

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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
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2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10

Coverage of this syllabus .......................................................................................... Validity of this syllabus ............................................................................................. Rationale .................................................................................................................. Syllabus aims ........................................................................................................... Syllabus objectives .................................................................................................... Availability of examinations and entry details ............................................................. Duration of examination ........................................................................................... Target groups .......................................................................................................... Candidates with specific needs ................................................................................. Progression routes ...................................................................................................

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3. GRADES
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3.2
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Overview .................................................................................................................. Summary of subject content and description of examination components .................. Weightings for examination components ................................................................... Grade descriptions ................................................................................................... Accreditation ............................................................................................................ UCAS tariff points .................................................................................................... Examination requirements ........................................................................................ Performance component .......................................................................................... Musical Knowledge component .................................................................................

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4. RECITAL GRADES
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4.2
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Overview .................................................................................................................. Examination requirements ........................................................................................ Weightings for examination components ................................................................... Assessment...
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