Please read through the following page if you are thinking of performing a piece of repertoire not published by Rockschool in its Vocals books.

This checklist has been devised to help you assess whether or not the repertoire you have chosen to play meets the criteria established for Performance Pieces in the grade.

If there is any doubt, please contact Rockschool on 0345 460 4747 or

* Indicates that noted point be included in all free choice pieces. Other points are discretionary, depending on other elements of the piece chosen. If not all requirements are included in the notation, candidates may use improvisation sections to incorporate these into the piece Essential

Essential Elements

Performance Elements

Expressive Techniques

Important Notes

Note! Please send your music at least three weeks prior to the examination date for a prompt response.