International Classical Music Examinations
The piano accordion is currently experiencing a resurgence of interest after years of neglect. Accordingly, ICME offers two major syllabi for this instrument – Classical Piano Accordion and Visionary Piano Accordion.
Classical Piano Accordion is a comprehensive syllabus in which each grade requires four pieces (in both serious and lighter vein) and a highly structured Technical Work section. Preparatory Levels 1 and 2 require two pieces only (own choice) plus Technical Work.
Visionary Piano Accordion also features a sound technical component, but focuses purely on the enjoyment of the instrument. This syllabus includes a wide variety of styles including pop and movie themes. Two pieces are required, with an own choice option.
Entire Syllabus requirements for your selected grade, comprising Pieces and Technical Work listings will be sent by email within 24 hours of payment. Individual grade levels may be determined by viewing the Sample Syllabi Pieces page.
Preparatory levels 1 and 2, Preliminary, Grades 1 to 12, plus Fellowship Award.
An example Piano Accordion examination