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Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) - Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing (CCOM)

2019 Chinese Instruments Graded Examinations (Registration is closed)



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Introduction

The Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) is situated in the capital of China, Beijing. Established in 1949, it is an institution dedicated to nurturing world-class professionals in music. In 1990, NAFA signed the official contract to host the Chinese Instruments Graded Examinations in partnership with CCOM. The first Graded Examinations were held in 1991, and continued on an annual basis in November. The NAFA-CCOM Graded Examinations place strong emphasis on methodical music pedagogy and solid foundational musical skills. The Examination Committee strives to maintain the highest examination standards and offer candidates with valuable suggestions and performance advice for further musical development.

Announcements

Please click here for 2019 CCOM Graded Exam Rules and Regulations.

As of 2018, NAFA will not be providing big instruments, namely the Guzheng and Yangqin, at the examination venues. Only the Snare Drum will be provided for the Percussion examination. For all other instruments, candidates are required to bring along their personal instruments.

*1 set of Guzheng and Yangqin stands will be provided in both the holding area and examination room.

As of 2019, candidates are not allowed to choose their preferred date and time for the examination.

Registration for the NAFA-CCOM Chinese Instruments Graded Examinations is CLOSED.

Important Dates to note

Date Location
Registration Period Closed
Examination Fee Payment Send email to [email protected] on payment methods.
Issue of Official Receipt (by post) Up to 2 weeks upon successful payment By post to address listed by candidate
Release of Examination Admission Slip (by post) By end October 2019 By post to address listed by candidate
Latest Date of Withdrawal
(on valid reason, 50% of exam fees will be refunded)
11 November 2019 Send email to [email protected] with supporting documents
Examination Dates 28 November - 6 December 2019 NAFA Campus 3 (opposite Ibis Hotel), Wing A, Level 5 and Level 6

*Location and date of examination to be confirmed via post
Collection of Results All certificates and result slips will be mailed to candidates No need for collection at NAFA in person




  • Examinable Instruments
    The Graded Examinations will comprise 10 main instruments, namely Erhu, Pipa, Guzheng, Dizi, Yangqin, Suona, Ruan, Sheng, Liuqin and Percussion.

  • Examination Grades
    The Graded Examinations consist of Grades 1 to 9 and Diploma * (a total of 10 grades).

    *There is no Diploma Grade examination for Percussion.

    Diploma Grade
    Candidates registering for the Diploma examination are required to attach a photocopy of their Grade 9 certificate jointly issued by NAFA and CCOM for verification.

    Candidates who attained a DISTINCTION for the Diploma Grade may be considered for exemption from the music audition when applying for admission to the NAFA School of Music’s Chinese Instrumental Studies.

  • Examination Requirements
    The examination requires candidates to perform 3 music pieces below from memory* for Grade 1 to Diploma level. There will be NO aural or sight-reading tests.

    1) 1 Technical Study Music Piece
    2) 2 Solo Music Pieces

    Note: All pieces are to be chosen from the official CCOM Examination Syllabus (Overseas Version). Click here for information.

    *Candidates below the age of 18 are required to perform pieces from memory for 1 technical study piece and 2 solo pieces.

    Candidates aged 18 and above can choose to perform the above repertoire with or without scores during the examination.

  • Examination Syllabus
    Please purchase the NAFA Chinese Instruments Graded Examination Committee recognised syllabus from the following suppliers. Failure to produce certified examination syllabus during the examination registration will result in disqualification from the graded examination.

    See Lian Enterprises
    149 Rochor Road #03-28
    Fu Lu Shou Complex
    Singapore 188425
    Tel/Fax: 6337 4734

    Price list for the examination syllabus:

    Examination Syllabus Fees (incl. 7% GST)
    Instrument 乐器 \ Grade 考级 Book 1
    Grades 1 - 6
    Book 2
    Grades 7 - Diploma
    Erhu 二胡 $30.00 $26.00
    Pipa 琵琶 $61.00 $51.00
    Guzheng 古筝 $33.00 $26.00
    Dizi 笛子 $24.00 $21.00
    Yangqin 扬琴 $34.00 $26.00
    Suona 唢呐 $60.00 $62.00
    Ruan 阮 $26.00 $32.00
    Sheng 笙 $29.00 $32.00
    Liuqin 柳琴 $35.00 $43.00
    Percussion 小军鼓 * (Grades 1 - 9) $25.00* NA

As of 2019, candidates are not allowed to choose their preferred date and time for the examination.

Please note that there will be no disclosure of examination results by phone or by email.

All examination certificates and result slips will be mailed to candidates. No personal collection is required at NAFA.

Review of Results/Re-examination
There will be NO review of results and NO re-examination. The examiners’ decision is final.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries at:

Email: [email protected]