Dip LCM...any views?Watch
Can anyone tell me how this compares with the DipABRSM and the Associate level Diploma of Trinity Board?
Lets just hope that people with this diploma don't start teaching........
there is a performance DipLCM. The recommended pieces are of a similar standard to the Dip ABRSM list, but the programme is shorter (20 mins vs 35) unless you opt for the recital option which is also 35mins. Yes, i saw the playing standard for the Teaching Dip is only 6, but then I suppose they are assessing you as a teacher not a performer....I'd love to know what the fail rate is for the Dip in performance as the pass % is 75% which sounds high.
DipLCM(TD) is not to be confused with the DipLCM performance, which I have also done. I chose the recital version (c. 35 mins). Having assessed the pieces as roughly equivalent to Grade 8 (with a few more like Grade 7, and a few more difficult) I was looking forward to sailing through the diploma, having previously sailed quickly through grades 5-8. However, it ended up taking me three attempts, and a lot more time and work than getting through all the grades did, because the higher standard required at this level is difficult to sustain through 35 minutes of playing (I also found that performance nerves kicked). For me, it was very much a different order of exam. I can't comment on how this compares with the ABRSM equivalent, but they are supposed to be calibrated to the same standard. My sole reason for choosing LCM was that I liked the repertoire better - actually playing and enjoying music is, at the end of the day, what it's all about for me.