The Level 4 Performance Diploma is made up of three elements:
- Performance - Live Show
- Promotional Portfolio
- Q&A (Viva Voce)
Performance - Live Show
At Level 4 candidates will need to prepare a 20-25 minute live performance which will be entirely made up of pieces of the candidates' own choosing. Candidates must choose a theme for their performance programme and base their choice of music around this.
All pieces should be performed from memory to a backing track (with some exceptions allowed, see syllabus guide) ideally presenting a range of styles.
The key performance elements of the Diploma have been split up into specified amounts of time and/or number of pieces to enable candidates to fully showcase all of their skills appropriately and clearly.
At Level 4 candidates are required to make up their total performance time as follows:
Full details on preparing the programme can be found in the Performance Diploma Level 4 syllabus guide.
Repertoire Requirements at Level 4
Guidance has been written and prepared for candidates to reference when choosing their pieces and applies to all elements of the programme.
Click on an instrument below to view the respective criteria list for your chosen instrument.
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|Vocals - Level 4||608KB||3|
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Candidates should produce a portfolio of promotional material that they would use if the programme they are performing in the exam were to be for a live event. They should complete and bring this for the examiner on the day of the exam and it should be original work of their own creation. The examiner will ask some questions on the candidate's reasoning and preparation of the materials.
The promotional portfolio must demonstrate:
Q&A (Viva Voce)
Candidates will be asked a series of questions pertaining to each of the criteria within this section. At Level 4 candidates will be expected to fully explain their knowledge or opinions on each of these elements without the examiner leading the discussion.
The elements covered will be as follows:
Read more information on assessment criteria: