International Classical Music Examinations
The ICME String Syllabus offers a systematic course of study in violin, viola and cello with a flexible repertoire and particular focus on string technique and musicianship. In addition to a Technical Work section, each grade requires a Study and three pieces from the baroque/ classical, romantic and modern periods. Preparatory Levels 1 and 2 require two pieces only (own choice) plus Technical Work.
ICME currently offers a supplementary Violin Concerto Syllabus (Grade 1-12 plus Fellowship Award), and Viola and Cello Concerto Syllabi in three grade levels – Early, Intermediate and Advanced. These syllabi requires the performance of a movement or movements of a concerto with either orchestra or piano accompaniment. They are especially suited to the gifted student who responds well to a challenge.
The String Syllabus is an excellent preparation for specialist music school scholarships and provides sound foundations for students considering tertiary music study.
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.
Violin: Preparatory levels 1 and 2, Preliminary, Grades 1 to 12, plus Fellowship Award.
Violin Concerto: Grades 1-12 plus Fellowship Award
Viola: Preparatory levels 1 and 2, Preliminary, Grades 1 to 12, plus Fellowship Award.
Viola Concerto: Early – Intermediate – Advanced
Cello: Preparatory levels 1 and 2, Preliminary, Grades 1 to 12, plus Fellowship Award.
Cello Concerto: Early – Intermediate – Advanced
An example Strings examination