Testimonials – Assessments
‘I found the exam a lot of fun. At no point did I feel suffocated by over bearing rules and regulations. I was able to pick any song I wished, songs that are significant to me and not to an exam board! This way I performed them better and didn’t feel as nervous as the songs were of my choice’.
[Successful ATCSM candidate in Voice - Musical Theatre]
‘The TCSM diploma didn’t have any of the stress of formal exams, I never wanted to take exams at all before, but it was fun and exciting to be working on such a high level without worries about theory papers and high costs.’
[Successful DipTCSM candidate in Voice - Classical]
‘The diploma assessment gave me the opportunity to work towards a rewarding goal. The feedback I received was helpful, thorough, and useful for later application to future performances’.
[Successful DipTCSM candidate in Voice - Musical Theatre]
‘I enjoyed studying for a qualification in the organ – I was able to establish my true level of ability and I found passing the diploma was a real sense of achievement, which also acted as an encouragement to me for achieving the next level’.
[Successful DipTCSM candidate in Organ performance]
‘The assessment was a great confidence booster for my daughter and gave her the opportunity to put in to practice everything she has been learning. It was clearly structured, but also fun rather than intimidating. The feedback gave her clear guidance as to how she can improve’.
[Parent of a successful Grade Three voice candidate]
FTCSM is unique in that (unlike any other fellowship examination)
it offers the candidate an opportunity to present an autobiographical portfolio. I took the remote option and was filmed by a professional videographer – enabling me to view and review my own performance. The Chief Examiners’ remarks were both complimentary and indicative of areas where I could further improve my performance techniques. I am
delighted to say that my assessment was ‘Approved’ and I thoroughly commend this examination to anyone pursuing a post graduate course of study.
[Successful FTCSM candidate in Pianoforte performance]