The Benchmark for The Modern Vocalist

A Rockschool Vocal Grade will not only improve your singing ability, but expand your technical proficiency, grasp of music theory and appreciation of some of the most influential songs from the past five decades. As a student of music, you will improve your chances in auditions and competitions, whilst elevating your ability to write your own songs in the process.

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Rockschool Vocals 2021 Syllabus Specification

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Why Rockschool Vocals?


Each singer is unique, and the Rockschool Vocals syllabus gives students flexibility to choose a pathway that suits their voice, with an impressive collection of repertoire and options within the supporting tests.

Exciting Repertoire

The Rockschool Vocal repertoire provides students with an expansive song choice from a diverse range of genres, including tracks from Camilla Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Ella Fitzgerald, Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna, Queen, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Skunk Anansie, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Jorja Smith and many more.

Theoretical Grounding

Every Rockschool Vocals Grade has been designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of musical theory, enabling them to confidently articulate their musical ideas and concepts to other musicians.

UCAS Points

All Rockschool exams at Grades 6, 7 and 8 are awarded UCAS points,which are vital currency for all university applicants.

Free Choice Pieces

In addition to the 10 pieces on offer in each of our Grade Books, students are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces that can serve as performance pieces for the exam. The criteria for each grade can be found here.

Downloadable Audio

Download all backing tracks, examples, performances and practice materials directly from our online shop.

Syllabus Crossover Information

The 2014 Rockschool Vocals Syllabus remains valid until 31 December 2022. After this point, pieces in the 2014 Grade Books can still be used as adapted repertoire.

Note: Male / Female vocals grade book repertoire from the 2014 syllabus is interchangeable at the same grade. Technical Exercises must be performed as per the male/female syllabus selected overall (ie. it is not possible to ‘mix and match’ exercises from both syllabuses). However, the stipulated starting notes and backing tracks for technical exercises (which are often different for each gender) can be delivered at any octave to suit individual ranges.

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Introducing Rockschool Vocals

Our team of experts – led by Head of Sales & Partnerships Dan Francis and Syllabus Consultant & Senior Examiner Eva Brandt – explore the updated, expanded and refreshed Rockschool Vocals syllabus.

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Vocals Syllabus

Rockschool Vocals is back with an updated, refreshed and expanded syllabus! Please download the 2021 syllabus specification for Debut – Grade 8.

Rockschool Vocals Syllabus (2021)

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Get a copy of the 2014 - 2021 Grade 1 - Grade 8 syllabus

Vocals Syllabus (2014 - 2021)

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