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Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

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Our Making Music report clearly demonstrates that there is a lot to celebrate in the field of instrumental teaching, learning and playing in the UK. It is our challenge to ensure that the findings of this report will galvanize and inspire those within our sector – and those who have the power – to influence, change and further improve the circumstances in which children and adults engage with music.

Please let us know what you think - do our findings reflect your own experiences? Do you have any thoughts or suggestions you would like to share with the wider music-making community? Join the debate by filling in the form below or by using the #makingmusicreport Twitter hashtag.

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Amy Fowler

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Please contact Amy Fowler with any enquiries or comments about our Making Music report.

Please note that we are unable to provide any additional data relating to this report. If you have any questions about the research or methodology used in the report, please see About this report for further information.


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