Musical Theatre is one of the fastest growing areas of interest within the dramatic arts. The Trinity Musical Theatre Syllabus recognises this and supports development in musical theatre training internationally. The syllabus integrates well with other programs and examinations in performance.
Grade examinations in Musical Theatre are available for solo, pair, and group work. The three disciplines that are examined in these syllabuses are singing, acting, and movement but, as is the nature of musical theatre, candidates need to demonstrate their ability in these skills through integrative performance. At all levels the syllabus offers a wide choice for selection of performance material which may include material from the candidate’s own country or culture.
Young Performers Certificates are designed to develop confidence, group interaction skills and a sense of achievement in children up to the age of seven.
They encourage young children to develop performance, musical and communication skills as they create and explore stories, songs, roles and situations through the imaginative and integrated use of movement, music, voice and artwork. Groups of six to twelve children may enter for these awards presenting their work to a Trinity examiner at their school or teaching centre.
The Young Performers Certificates are awards, not examinations. The intention is to promote good classroom practice through co-operation and creativity, developing an appropriate child centred introduction to performance.