LAMDA examinations in Musical Theatre 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. 

Académie of Stars prepare the student to obtain certification in the chosen Subject. The syllabus will be based on the requirements of the examination board.

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
✰ Level 1: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
✰ Level 2: Grade 4, Grade 5
✰ Level 3: Grade 6 (Bronze Medal), Grade 7 (Silver Medal), Grade 8 (Gold Medal)

Learners may enter for a Solo/Duo Musical Theatre examination at any grade. Each grade is independently assessed. 

Learning Outcomes are set at each Level and cover a range of grades (for example, Level 1 covers Grades 1, 2 and 3).

Assessment Criteria are set at each grade.

There is a qualitative difference in outcome between individual grades within each level. This is because the knowledge and skills required increases as the grades progress.

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.

Level Description
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.

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

Interpretation
LO1:perform one song from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material

Technique
LO2: use vocal skills in response to the song
LO3: use the performance space in response to the song

Knowledge
LO4:know and understand the character in the chosen song

Level Description
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.

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

Interpretation
LO1: perform two songs from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material

Technique
LO2: use vocal skills in response to the songs
LO3:
use the performance space in response to the songs

Knowledge
LO4: know and understand the content of the chosen songs
LO5: know and understand the context of the chosen songs (Grade 2 and 3 only)
LO6: know and understand technical terminology for the actor/singer (Grade 3 only)

Level Description
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 application of appropriate technical skills. Effective preparation and study will be evident, leading to a secure performance. Use of voice, body and space will be effectively combined to communicate the text and music, and engage the audience.

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

Interpretation
LO1: perform two songs and a spoken monologue from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material

Technique
LO2: use vocal skills in response to the songs and the spoken monologue
LO3:
create a physical response to the songs and the spoken monologue

Knowledge
LO4: know and understand the content of the chosen songs and the spoken monologue
LO5: know and understand the context of the chosen songs
LO6: know and understand technical terminology for the actor/singer
(Grade 5 only)

Level Description
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. 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.

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

Interpretation
LO1: perform three songs from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material

Technique
LO2: use vocal skills in response to the chosen songs LO3: create a physical response to the chosen songs

Knowledge
LO4: know and understand the content of the chosen songs
LO5: know and understand the context of the chosen songs
LO6: know and understand the techniques required for musical theatre

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