Latest exam updates

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing.

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Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Commonwealth Composition Challenge – meet the winners!

The Commonwealth Resounds, an organisation sponsored by ABRSM that focusses on connecting musical cultures and promoting musical initiatives and partnerships in Commonwealth countries, created the Commonwealth Composition Challenge in March 2020. School-aged pupils around the world were invited to invest their time during lockdown in composing music that reflected their feelings and experiences during this time. Hundreds of young people entered and a shortlist of 10 was drawn from these. Over 22,600 people voted from many different countries! Watch this video to hear the announcement of the winners and their winning compositions for:

1) The Young Adjudicators' Prize

2) The Audience Vote

3) The Overall Prize Winner

To listen to and watch performances of all the shortlisted entries, follow this link:

https://cicompositionaward.com/the-commonwealth-composition-challenge-2020-final-compositions-2/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChnXaFtiU1GFUiH1QyCDcpg.

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