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Best respected diplomas?


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So I'd like to do a fellowship diploma with either ABRSM, Trinity, or LCM. I have LLCM and, from the USA, CAGO (equivalent to CRCO). I do not want to do ARCO because of the paperwork elements - it's just way too much extra stuff to study, and I have no time for that extra material. So, I'm looking for a performance diploma.

I feel like ABRSM would be the most respected, but I want to get some opinions before I set off on a certain path.

Thanks in advance for thoughts/opinions!


Staff member
Why not go farther with other AGO certifications? Certainly AAGO and FAGO are within your grasp. I think people have lots of respect for those with AGO certifications.