Tanglewood Music School offers the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) and the Trinity College Music Examinations. General information about the exam and requirements are available in the ABRSM and Trinity College Music website.
ABRSM Exams: http://sg.abrsm.org/en/home
Trinity College Music Exams: http://www.tgexams.com/
Guidelines in exam preparation at Tanglewood
I. EXAMINATION RECITAL
Please be advised that the school will set an Examination Recital about 2-4 weeks before the actual examination.
It is compulsory for all registered candidates to attend and participate in the examination recital set by the school.
There is no fee involved in the examination recital. However, a $50 piano/guitar accompaniment fee for the examination recital and a $50 piano/guitar accompaniment fee for the actual exam are required. This is for String and Voice candidates only. Accompaniment rehearsal sessions may be booked separately upon the request of the candidate’s teacher.
Only Tanglewood accompanists are allowed to assist students for the examination and rehearsals.
II. MUSIC SCORES
Only original exam books/pieces are allowed in the examination hall.
For String and Voice candidates, students must provide the school with their original piano accompaniment pieces for accompanist.
III. THINGS TO BRING
On the actual examination day, please ensure to bring the following items:
For Piano Candidates: Original Scores/Books, Identity, Candidate List
For Guitar Candidates: Original Scores/Books, Identity, Candidate List, Original Guitar Accompaniment Scores/Books (if necessary), Extra Strings (optional), Instrument
For Violin/Viola Candidates: Original Scores/Books, Identity, Candidate List, Original Piano Accompaniment Scores/Books, Rosin, Extra Strings (optional), Instrument, Bow, Shoulder Rest
For Cello Candidates: Original Scores/Books, Identity, Candidate List, Original Piano Accompaniment Scores/Books, Rosin, Extra Strings (optional), Instrument, Bow, Cello stopper
For Vocal Candidates: Original Scores/Books, Identity, Candidate List, Original Piano Accompaniment Scores/Books,
*For all candidates taking grade 6 practical & above, you are required to bring your grade 5 theory certificate.
IV. AURAL LESSONS
All students taking the ABRSM examinations are required to prepare for the aural segment of the exam. A separate Aural lesson must be booked upon the recommendation of the main teacher. (minimum 4 lessons)
Should sufficient exam preparations (regular classes, additional aural lessons and piano accompaniment sessions if applicable) fail to be fulfilled, Tanglewood reserves the right to terminate your exam registration. No refund of test fees will be provided.
Amendments to exam dates is at the complete discretion of ABRSM and is subject to a $20 admin fee. Changes can only be requested with valid reasons and relevant proof. Tanglewood will not be responsible for the outcome of any amendments requested.
In the event of withdrawals or cancellations, ABRSM will consider refunds or the issuing of re-entry vouchers on a case-by-case basis. Candidates are advised to visit http://sg.abrsm.org/en/policies/withdrawals-non-attendance-and-fee-refund-policy/ for the ABRSM terms and conditions.
VIII. MUSIC ROOM / AUDITORIUM RENTAL
Our Music Rooms and Auditorium may be used for individual practice of your instrument. Please contact our school administration if you would like to use one of our rooms to practice. Room rental with applicable charges.