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DipLCM

Has anyone doing or about to do this diploma? It's quite cool I think as you don't have to do programme notes or scales or anything.
Reply 1
What instrument are you doing it on?
Reply 2
piano
Reply 3
Cool. What pieces are you playing?
Reply 4
mozart - sonata in Bb K333
mendelssohn song without words in Ab
chopin - fantasie impromptu
frank bridge - rosemary
Reply 5
Yes the DipLCM doesnt require any programme notes or anything but personally I dont think the standard meets up to th DipABRSM. Comparing the 2 syllabi (?) the ALCM seems to match up with the requirements of the DipLCM.
Reply 6
I don't know much about it, i'll have a look into it
Is the Impromptu in the diploma syllabus?

Moojoo I thought you already have a diploma. :rolleyes:
CertGSMD(P) (Guildhall) is good; you have to write a programme but it doesn't have to be long, and no scales either. You also get to pick your own pieces to make up a recital of no more than 30 mins (though as you've already chosen your pieces I guess this doesn't really make a difference). I hope this info is right, I did it a few years ago but don't think it's changed that much. Sorry if this is irrelevant because you've already made up your mind btw! Just thought I'd say about Guildhall as I thought it was a good one.
Reply 9
Guildhall Certificate and dipABRSM are the two diploma standard exams moist widely accepted, others are thought of as easier by music colleges. I'd go Guildhall, its considered as the same standard as dipABRSM but infact it is a lot easier....
Surely Guildhall is as easy or hard as you make it, considering that you can choose your own pieces? I suppose that could actually make it easier to get though, if you chose easier pieces which still fit in with the requirements. I just liked it because I didn't have to stick to the prescribed list, I found it more interesting to choose my own programme ( i know there is some choice with ABRSM too, but not as much).
tritogeneia1
Surely Guildhall is as easy or hard as you make it, considering that you can choose your own pieces? I suppose that could actually make it easier to get though, if you chose easier pieces which still fit in with the requirements. I just liked it because I didn't have to stick to the prescribed list, I found it more interesting to choose my own programme ( i know there is some choice with ABRSM too, but not as much).

Its way easier, but I'm doing both exams in 2 months and playing some of the same peices so I get 2 qualifications with 1 bit of work!