Musical Theatre Exams (Groups) 2017-21

Musical Theatre Examinations (Groups) 2017-21

The Guidelines for Musical Theatre Examinations form an integral part of this syllabus and should be read in conjunction with it

 

Entry Forms are available from the Irish Board’s office or may be downloaded. Examination fees are available here.


 

Kindergarten – Suggested ages: 3-5

Announce and sing an Action Song or Nursery Rhyme with suitable movement and/or dance (maximum time: 4 minutes)

Preliminary One – Suggested ages: 6-7

Announce and sing an Action Song or Nursery Rhyme with suitable movement and/or dance (maximum time: 5 minutes)

Preliminary Two – Suggested ages: 6-8

Announce and sing an Action Song or Nursery Rhyme with suitable movement and/or dance (maximum time: 5 minutes)


 

Junior One – Suggested ages: 7-9

Announce and perform a song or selection from a musical theatre production, musical film, musical animated film or a musical TV series, with choreographed movement/dance (maximum time: 7 minutes)

Junior Two – Suggested ages: 8-10

Announce and perform a song or selection from a musical theatre production, musical film, musical animated film or a musical TV series, with choreographed movement/dance (maximum time: 7 minutes)

Junior Three – Suggested ages: 9-11

Announce and perform a song or selection from a musical theatre production, musical film, musical animated film or a musical TV series, with choreographed movement/dance, the song/selection to be preceded by a short (maximum one minute) piece of dialogue either from the production, or devised by the group, to be performed with appropriate characterisation and movement (maximum time: 8 minutes)

Junior Four – Suggested ages: 10-13

  1. Announce and perform a song or selection from a musical theatre production, musical film, musical animated film or a musical TV series, with choreographed movement/dance, the song/selection to be preceded by a short (maximum one-minute) piece of dialogue either from the production, or devised by the group, to be performed with appropriate characterisation and movement (maximum time: 8 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance (maximum time: 2 minutes)

 

Intermediate One – Suggested ages: 12-14

  1. Announce and perform two contrasting songs from musical theatre productions, musical films, musical animated films or musical TV series (contrast may be in style, era, mood, tempo or genre) with appropriate choreographed movement/dance (maximum time: 8 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance (maximum time: 2 minutes)

Intermediate Two – Suggested ages: 13-15

  1. Announce and sing two contrasting songs from musical theatre productions and/or musical films, one written prior to 1960 and the other written in or after 1960, with appropriate choreographed movement/dance (maximum time: 8 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance (maximum time: 2 minutes)

Intermediate Three – Suggested ages: 14-16

  1. Announce and perform two contrasting songs from musical theatre productions and/or musical films, with appropriate movement/dance. Each song must be chosen from a different era/genre (see Guidelines) (maximum time: 8 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance (maximum time: 2 minutes)

Intermediate Four – Suggested ages: 15-17

  1. Announce and perform two contrasting songs from musical theatre productions and/or musical films, with appropriate movement/dance. Each song must be chosen from a different era/genre (see Guidelines). One of the songs must be preceded by a short (maximum two-minute) piece of dialogue either from the production, or devised by the group, to be performed with appropriate characterisation and movement (maximum time: 10 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance, to music from a musical theatre production or musical theatre film of your choice

Senior One – Suggested ages: 16-18

  1. Announce, introduce and perform a thematically linked musical theatre programme comprising three items from musical theatre productions and/or musical films. The programme must include singing, speaking/acting and choreographed movement/dance and contain some element of contrast (in mood, style, era or genre) (maximum time: 10 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance, to music from a musical theatre production or musical theatre film of your choice

Senior Two (Final) – Suggested ages: 16-19

  1. Announce, introduce and perform a thematically linked musical theatre programme comprising three items from musical theatre productions and/or musical films. The programme must include singing, speaking/acting and choreographed movement/dance and contain some element of contrast (in mood, style, era or genre) (maximum time: 10 minutes)
  2. Announce and perform a short choreographed dance, to music from a musical theatre production or musical theatre film of your choice
  3. Announce and perform a two-minute prepared group improvisation based on the theme of your musical theatre programme