After achieving Grade 8 level, for example whether on ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, or LCM syllabus, there are different options available as to where to go from there. Typically, younger students may apply to music college or to read music at university (where the degree includes a performance element). However, there are also other potential avenues to explore, one of which is a music performance diploma. Several are available across the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall syllabuses.
ABRSM Performance Diplomas
Trinity Guildhall Performance Diplomas