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.

Working with the National Open Youth Orchestra

The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) is the world's first disabled-led national youth orchestra. It was created following the success of the pilot project, the South West Open Youth Orchestra, which was the recipient of the ABRSM sponsored Learning & Participation prize in the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

As a founding sponsor, we have supported NOYO at the initial stages of recruitment and training of its first cohort of young musicians and we are delighted to continue to support the progression of  NOYO and its musicians through its ambitious programme.

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