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Composition examinations

We offer four levels of diploma in composition, which are assessed based on the use of instruments, imagery, score layout and how the music reflects the theme on which it is based.

Composition is offered as an examination by itself, or as part of a performance or dissertation diploma at one of the four levels. There is also an option to do a diploma in performance, dissertation and composition. For more details on this, please see our combined examinations page.

Below is a list of the requirements for each level of composition examination

NMSM composition examinations

DiplomaOutline proposalMaximum course durationComposition durationVivaRequirementsSummary notesPresentation
DipNMSM 150 words + theme 6 months 5 mins +/- 1 min None 5 pieces (max) or suite (5 movements) or 1 work Hand written or typed Hand written or typed plus recording
ANMSM 200 words + theme 9 months 10 mins +/- 1 min 15 mins 5 pieces (max) or suite (5 movements) or 1 work Hand written or typed Hand written or typed plus recording
LNMSM 250 words + theme 18 months 15 mins +/- 2 mins 20 mins 5 pieces (max) or suite (5 movements) or 1 work Hand written or typed Hand written or typed plus recording
FNMSM 300 words + theme 24 months 25 mins +/- 4 mins 30 mins 5 pieces (max) or suite (5 movements) or 1 work Hand written or typed Hand written or typed plus recording

 

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