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Practical Session 2 Update - Belgium

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we are cancelling the postponed Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for November - December. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session 3

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

隆重推出Singing for Musical Theatre考試第1-3級。

  • 2018年10月4日——在線發布第1-3級曲目列表。
  • 2019年1月——可在全球範圍內參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試。
  • 更高級別的考試將於2019年秋天推出。

為何參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試?

音樂劇是一種生氣蓬勃、充滿活力的當代藝術形式,日益受到各年齡表演者的喜愛。現在,專注於這一充滿活力的音樂體裁的歌手將有機會通過ABRSM考試獲得國際認可的資格。我們的考試將進步、成績與動力聯繫在一起——從而讓你充滿自信地走上舞台。

「全新Singing for Musical Theatre考綱為年幼學生提供絕佳機會,讓他們表演、學習、練習,以及最重要的 —— 享受樂趣。考綱曲目在多個方面充滿挑戰,包括曲風、表達、通過歌曲表演、不同的聲樂素質和技巧等。曲目列表提供了各種選擇,鼓勵學生探索新曲目。 」Rachel Lyske 英國學校老師和ABRSM 顧問。.

參與我們全新的Singing for Musical Theatre考試,演唱你喜愛的歌曲,同時培養音樂劇技能,讓你在排練、試音和演出現場大顯身手。在此過程中,你還會收穫寶貴的相關技能——不僅限於音樂創作方面,也包括生活方面。

ABRSM首席考官John Holmes說:

"與研發其他考綱一樣,我們以極為謹慎的態度對這個音樂體裁進行評估,從而創造出清晰、完善、循序漸進的學習途徑。Singing for Musical Theatre是ABRSM的新考試,這個『新』是相對於現有考試科目的『新』,而從ABRSM的長項來講,則是大家熟悉的——以行之有效的原則評分,為學生的音樂成長奠定堅實的基礎、為他們的音樂成就提供可靠的里程碑"。」

考試

無論你打算以考試作為試音的跳板、作為入行的準備、還是僅僅因為你喜歡唱音樂劇裡的歌曲,我們皆希望幫助你培養成為全面而成功的表演者所需的全部技能。我們設計了這一考試來幫助你做到最好。

走上舞台

每個級別包括三首有伴奏歌曲和一首無伴奏歌曲。這四首歌曲全部出自考綱的曲目列表,列表涵蓋1920年迄今的音樂劇裏的各種曲目,讓你探索不同的音樂特性和風格——每個人都能從中找到適合自己的歌曲。

你需要從給每個曲目列表中選取一首有伴奏歌曲。這是展示你能通過歌曲來表現角色的機會。在考試中會有現場鋼琴伴奏,反映著音樂會和試音常用的實踐場景,與鋼琴伴奏的互動是你在這裡培養的另一種重要音樂技巧。

無伴奏歌唱(阿卡貝拉)是訓練耳朵的極佳方法,確實有助於歌唱音準和培養自信。它也是非常棒的試音準備和獨唱機會!

Being able to sight-read unfamiliar music is one of those skills that every singer should have. It helps you to join in more easily, learn things more quickly and access all kinds of music for yourself. It could help you to step into a new role at short notice, access session work and much more.

In the exam, the examiner will give you a short piece of music that you haven’t seen before. They are written in attractive, accessible Musical Theatre styles with optional words in English. Each short piece starts with a piano introduction, you will have half a minute to try it out, before you sing it with the examiner playing the accompaniment. The piano part either doubles (Grades 1–2) or supports (Grade 3–5) the melody line, so you can use your musical instinct to find the tune, as well as reading it.

Aural training develops your strong musical ‘ear’, helping you to feel a pulse, keep in time and understand harmonies and melody lines. These are important skills when you have to pick up tunes quickly with limited rehearsal time. Musical theatre singers are often very strong in this area and our tests give you the chance to demonstrate that.

At Grades 1–3 the aural test syllabus is the same as for other ABRSM Practical Grade subjects.

For Grades 4 & 5 we have developed new aural tests specifically for Singing for Musical Theatre Practical Grades. These are closely modelled on our standard aural tests to ensure parity, with some differences to reflect the realities of how Musical Theatre singers learn best.

The examiner will deliver the tests from the piano and you will be asked to respond by singing, clapping and answering questions about the music you hear.

Practical Grade syllabus

Click on the button below to download the complete Singing for Musical Theatre Practical Grades 1–5 Syllabus from 2021.


Performance Grades

Performance Grades are our new remotely-assessed exams with a focus on performance. They provide recognition for the communication, interpretation and storytelling skills that sit at the heart of every successful musical performance.

Performance Grade exams for Singing for Musical Theatre are now available at Grades 1 to 8. Each Performance Grade consists of four accompanied songs in one continuous performance – three from the syllabus lists and one of your own choice – and a mark for performance as a whole. Full programming requirements, including timings, are given in the syllabus.

You can click on individual exam elements below for further detail.

You will choose four accompanied songs, one from each list – A, B and C – and one of your own choice. This is an opportunity to show the range of characters you can express and your ability to create a programme of music.

A mark is given for your performance as a whole, crediting your ability to put together a coherent and convincing performance event, so your choice of repertoire, the way the songs are contrasted, the order they are presented, and the different moods and characters they inhabit are all important.

分數

考試滿分為150分。

  • 有伴奏歌曲——每首歌曲滿分30分
  • 無伴奏歌曲——滿分21分
  • 視唱測試——滿分21分
  • 聽力測試——滿分18分

合格分數是多少?

  • 100-119分:合格
  • 120-129分:良好
  • 130分以上:優異(提示起立鼓掌)

瀏覽評分標準

 

 

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

Speedshifter

A practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio without altering the pitch.

Contact us

If you have any questions about ABRSM’s Singing for Musical Theatre exams, please get in touch.

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