The'Ask the Chief Examiner' question threads are now combined into a single one as now that we no longer set topics at the beginning of each period there is no need to separate them. All new questions should be posted to this thread.
Questions for each period will be selected from all those posted after Clara's most recent response.
Please note that the regularity of Clara's responses is to a great extent dependent on the volume of the queries that we receive in a particular period but that the current aim is that she will provide a new set of answers every one to two months.
Very limited debate within the 'Ask the Chief Examiner' thread is permitted but we would encourage forum members to create new topics within the General Music Forum to address any issues that threaten to provoke an extensive exchange of views. We would prefer that the 'Ask the Chief Examiner' thread itself is devoted as exclusively as possible to new questions for Clara.