FUHS Theatre

LAMDA Musical Theatre Solo

Solo/Duet Musical Theatre

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. 

BRONZE MEDAL

  • Song 1 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory one solo song of their own choice written before 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory one duo song (duet) of their own choice written before 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

  • Song 2 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a second solo song of their own choice written in or after 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory a second duo song (duet) of their own choice written in or after 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

  • Song 3 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a third solo song of their own choice written during any period. Duo learners will perform from memory a third duo song (duet) of their own choice written during any period. LAMDA Graded Examinations in Musical Theatre: Solo/Duo 48 Solo/Duo Musical Theatre The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

For Song 1, Song 2 and Song 3 the learner(s) must present a short piece of published or devised text in character which leads naturally into the performance of each song. The text must be included in the overall performance time of each song and must be a minimum of 30 seconds and no more than one minute in length.

Knowledge The learner(s) will answer questions on the following:

  • The musical style to which each song belongs

  • The character’s objective in each song

  • The character’s role within the context of the musical or film musical as a whole (one character from the three performed will be selected by the examiner at the time of the examination)

  • The breathing techniques required to support the voice in song.

 

Silver MEDAL


Song 1 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory one solo song of their own choice written before 1960. Duo learners will perform from memory one duo song (duet) of their own choice written before 1960. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner. Solo/Duo Musical Theatre: Level 3 49 Solo/Duo Musical Theatre
Song 2 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a second solo song of their own choice written during the period 1960 to 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory a second duo song (duet) of their own choice written during the period 1960 to 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.
Song 3 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a third solo song of their own choice written after 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory a third duo song (duet) of their own choice written after 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

For Song 1, Song 2 and Song 3 the learner(s) must present a short piece of published or devised text in character which leads naturally into the performance of each song. The text must be included in the overall performance time of each song and must be a minimum of 30 seconds and no more than one minute in length.

LAMDA Graded Examinations in Musical Theatre: Solo/Duo 50 Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Knowledge The learner(s) will answer questions on the following:

  • The character’s objective in each song

  • The character’s role within the context of the musical or film musical as a whole (one character from the three performed will be selected by the examiner at the time of the examination)

  • The vocal techniques required to perform one of the chosen songs (selected by the learner)

  • The work and influence of one of the composers, librettists or lyricists of the chosen songs (selected by the learner).

 

GOLD MEDAL

  • Song 1 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory one solo song of their own choice written during the period 1880 to 1949. Duo learners will perform from memory one duo song (duet) of their own choice written during the period 1880 to 1949. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

  • Song 2 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a second solo song of their own choice written during the period 1950 to 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory a second duo song (duet) of their own choice written during the period 1950 to 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. Solo/Duo Musical Theatre: Level 3 51 Solo/Duo Musical Theatre The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

  • Song 3 (Own Choice): Interpretation and Technique Solo learners will perform from memory a third solo song of their own choice written after 1980. Duo learners will perform from memory a third duo song (duet) of their own choice written after 1980. The song must be taken from a published work of musical theatre or from a film musical. It must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes in performance time. It must be accompanied. The learner(s) will present a brief introduction of no more than 30 seconds, announcing the title, lyricist/composer and character and outlining the context of the song. A copy of the lyrics should be provided for the examiner.

For Song 1, Song 2 and Song 3 the learner(s) must present a short piece of published or devised text in character which leads naturally into the performance of each song. The text must be included in the overall performance time of each song and must be a minimum of 30 seconds and no more than one minute in length.

Knowledge The learner(s) will answer questions on the following:

  • The processes involved in developing the three songs for performance

  • The character’s role within the context of the musical or film musical as a whole (one character from the three performed will be selected by the examiner at the time of the examination)

  • The influences on musical theatre of one of the following practitioners (chosen by the learner): George Gershwin, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gillian Lynne, Cameron Mackintosh, Hal Prince, Tim Rice, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim or Andrew Lloyd Webber.