LAMDA Musical Theater Exams help students to develop their acting and singing skills. Like our Acting exams, they encourage empathy and self-awareness, as learners are required to present believable characters through both acting and song. 

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LAMDA (London Academy Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. LAMDA has been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, LAMDA's qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognizing and rewarding the endeavors of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. LAMDA's ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that our qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, LAMDA's examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.

Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop:

✰ Interpretative Skills
The learner will be required to explore style, form, character, subtext and context in order to realise the
specific demands of the musical text and engage with character and situation in order to create a sense of reality.

Technical Skills
The learner will be required to develop skills in voice, diction and movement.

Knowledge of the Performance Process
The learner will be required to know and understand the chosen material and know and understand the influences on musical theatre of one practitioner (Grade 8 only).

The qualification is available at four levels, in line with the Regulated Qualifications Framework:

ENTRY LEVEL
The LAMDA Entry Level Award in Musical Theatre: Solo is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in acting through song. Learners will perform one song from memory, audibly and clearly. They will be able to show that they understand the meaning of what they are singing. Their use of space will complement their vocal performance.

LEVEL 1 — Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
The LAMDA Level 1 Award in Musical Theatre: Solo is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in acting through song. Learners will perform two songs from memory, audibly and clearly. They will be able to apply their knowledge, understanding, and skills to produce a thoughtful interpretation, based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Through variations in volume and pitch, they will be able to create and convey mood. Their use of body and space will complement their vocal performance.

LEVEL 2 — Grade 4, Grade 5
The LAMDA Level 2 Award in Musical Theatre: Solo is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in acting through song. Learners will perform two songs and one spoken monologue/duologue from memory. The performance will be audible and intelligible with vocal contrast through which mood and meaning are communicated. Learners will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the material, leading to an imaginative interpretation in which there is an application of appropriate technical skills. Effective preparation and study will be evident, leading to secure performance. Use of voice, body, and space will be effectively combined to communicate the text and music and engage the audience.

LEVEL 3 — Grade 6 (Bronze Medal), Grade 7 (Silver Medal), Grade 8 (Gold Medal)
The LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Musical Theatre: Solo is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in acting through song. Learners will perform three songs from memory, integrating their knowledge and skills to demonstrate a mature understanding of the material. There will be a sense of ownership and self-awareness. The presentation will be grounded in thorough and relevant preparation. Learners will combine physical and vocal flexibility to support the musical text and engage the audience.

Learners may enter for a Musical Theater examination at any grade. Each grade is independently assessed.

On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

ENTRY LEVEL
✰ perform one song from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material
✰ use vocal skills in response to the song
✰ use the performance space in response to the song
✰ know and understand the character in the chosen song

LEVEL 1
✰ perform two songs from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material
✰ use vocal skills in response to the songs
✰ use the performance space in response to the songs
✰ know and understand the content of the chosen songs
✰ know and understand the context of the chosen songs (Grade 2 and 3 only)
✰ know and understand technical terminology for the actor/singer (Grade 3 only)

LEVEL 2
✰ perform two songs and a spoken monologue from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material
✰ use vocal skills in response to the songs and the spoken monologue
✰ create a physical response to the songs and the spoken monologue
✰ know and understand the content of the chosen songs and the spoken monologue
✰ know and understand the context of the chosen songs
✰ know and understand technical terminology for the actor/singer
(Grade 5 only)

LEVEL 3
✰ perform three songs from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material
✰ use vocal skills in response to the chosen songs
✰ create a physical response to the chosen songs
✰ know and understand the content of the chosen songs
✰ know and understand the context of the chosen songs
✰ know and understand the techniques required for musical theatre

MAY
✰ Registration Deadline: end of March
✰ Training Period: December – May

NOVEMBER 
✰ Registration Deadline: end of September
✰ Training Period: June – November

Training sessions for the preparation for each grade will differ and depends on the requirements. There is a minimum of 6 months of 24 sessions to prepare for each grade. Level 3 exams will require minimum of 36 sessions to prepare.

Class Levels

Entry

S$35 / class
  • Entry Level Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 1

S$40 / class
  • Grade 1 -3 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 2

S$45 / class
  • Grade 4 - 5 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 3

S$50 / class
  • Grade 6 -8 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

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