The NMSM provides a comprehensive range of traditional music examinations, which can be accessed from Grade 2 to Fellowship. Additionally, there are four post-Fellowship Advanced Diplomas.
Examinations are available in composition and dissertation, and these can be combined with a performance element, when assembling an examination package.
Advanced diplomas are available in Music Teaching, Choir Training, Accompaniment, and Musical Research. It should be noted that Advanced Diplomas are effectively double Fellowships in terms of the work requirement.