Have any of you taken/passed the above qualification?
If so, whats it like? My teacher has suggsted I do it.
Thanks in advance!
Yes, I passed it (at the second attempt) a few years ago.
Yes I’ve passed it on the violin. I intend to do it on the viola in a few years, once I’ve done grade 8 and studied more repertoire with my teacher.
I do need to sit it before it. My teacher has suggested I take it before music college. I'm just unsure (the cost more than anything).
You should probably be able to pass DipABRSM before attending music college.
Chris, thats partly why my teacher suggested it I think. My qualifications are not great
I would agree with Chris, it could go a long way towards something if it’s on your list of credentials. What is your time scale for entering and auditioning into music college, I assume you’re in the UK and plan on auditioning at the various Royal Colleges - London/Cardiff (my nearest)/Birmingham/Glasgow/Manchester?
I have a 3 year time scale. Do the application the year of my 25th birthday (I'm 22 currently) and then start in the semester of my 26th
Jake, I thought in a recent post, you'd decided to pursue an alternative non-musical career?
I've had some thought again and came to the realisation Lydia. My year this year has been all over the place. But after my turbulence, I am now set :)
I discussed with my teacher and he thinks it could be a good idea
It definitely is a good idea. You could also consider the ARSM too. This is something I’ve touched on ideas wise, I quite like the way it’s done. It’s still a letter bearing qualification, and stands your application out against other kids who’ve achieved grade 8.
Grade 8 will be summer next year. Thst is my time frame
If you have more questions about the diploma itself, then the ABRM forums are often pretty useful. There are a bunch of people there who have taken / are preparing for it - on v.com you'll probably get more useful general violin advice, but on the abrms forums there will be more about the exam, expectations and the viva voce, programme notes and quick study aspects of the exam.
Thanks a lot Chris
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