I know I am only going for a Grade 3 Singing exam, but my accompanist posted a question to me:
What are you going to wear? Is there a dress code?
I didn't find any dress code in the rules and regulations, but I suddenly realised that this time round, I won't be hiding behind a piano, with my back facing the examiner. I will be facing the examiner, with no barrier before me, straight in the eye. Now some fashion sense would be helpful to create a good impression.
It is clear that both my accompanist and I should wear covered shoes instead of sandals (popular in my region). My accompanist asked whether we should wear skirts instead of jeans. Frankly I don't know. I was thinking of wear a presentable trench-coat-like long top (what I wear to office), jeans and leather shoes. I told my accompanist to wear anything that is full-length (no three-quarters or bermudas) and comfortable for her, as long as she is neat and tidy.
The reason my accompanist asked, was that she was required to wear concert attire when she went for her diploma exam in piano.
Has anyone some idea of what is appropriate for a Singing exam, and what is not? I will be going on to my higher grades soon. If I should wear a proper dress or skirt, and my accompanist has to do the same, we have some shopping to do!