Orange Learn

Vocal Performance – Grade 3

Level 2 certificate

In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 4 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4577/9
Level: Level 1 Award
Total Credits: 12
EQF Credits: 3
RQF Credits: 2

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 24 minutes
Time to complete exam from purchase: 3 months

Helpful links:

Syllabus overview download: Orange Vocal Performance Syllabus



About the exam:

This exam is a performance exam concentrating on Pieces only. Includes a free mock exam.

What do I need to perform: (For marking parameters, refer to the syllabus in the link above)

4 songs with a short introduction to each. 2 minutes – 4.5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment

Time Signatures accepted: 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, 6/8, 12/8
Range and Register: Up to a 10th (minimum 1 octave), use of both low and high registers with occasional fast changes
between the two
Melodic Composition: Intervals of a 3rd and 4th are standard and leaps of 5ths are more frequently used with some 6ths
and 7ths may appear.
Rhythmic Values: More complex rhythms used and syncopation may be present throughout
Dynamics: Variety of dynamics with increased use of hairpins (crescendo/diminuendo) in long phrases
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Greater variation, longer phrase lengths, use of grace notes, staccato and accented words to
enhance emotion

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

Dynasty – MIIA
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’l Cravalho
Brave – Sara Bareilles
Lost Without You – Freya Ridings
Breathin’ – Ariana Grande
Kill Em With Kindness – Selena Gomez
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Someone Like You – Adele
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Fully Circle – Miley Cyrus

Male artists:

Happy – Pharrell Williams
Fireflies – Owl City
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Chocolate – The 1975
Don’t Give Up – Andy Grammar
All Of Me – John Legend
To Die For – Sam Smith
Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Materials used: No materials – you will be expected to perform all songs from memory.

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative non online exams:

Trinity Rock & Pop – Music Certificates, vocals Foundation (grade 3)

RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 3

LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 3

Minimum system requirements for Mobile Phone uploads:

Mobile phone network coverage or Wi-fi

Minimum system requirements for SARA:

  • A laptop or PC with screen (not available for mobile or tablets)
  • Browser: A current version of Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge
  • Internet: Stable wi-fi or Ethernet for best results. Download speed 2 Mbps – Upload speed 2 Mbps
  • Camera: Built in camera or external HD camera with microphone
  • Sound: Any speaker system that you can hear comfortably 

About the Provider

Orange Learn

Orange Amps has long been a respected brand in the music industry, with their products used by many legendary artists across the globe.

Orange Learn offers innovative educational tools that support and inspire a lifelong passion for learning and performing music with courses and exams developed with the aim of supporting students to enjoy their learning experiences from start to finish. They help to build a strong foundation of focused, instrument-led knowledge by increasing performance confidence, musical ability and valuable skills with recognised accreditations.