Latest exam updates

Music Theory June 2021 exam update

Unfortunately, in line with government guidelines, the Music Theory 6-8 paper exams have been cancelled for June 2021 due to COVID-19.

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.

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.

Free resource for schools

Music teachers are increasingly charged with creating ambitious, surprising, unexpected musical collaborations: for beginner and experienced players; using electric and acoustic, Western and non-Western instrumentation; and for a variety of ensembles. It can be difficult to find music that's flexible enough for these increasingly eclectic groups, but ABRSM has a solution for it – wherever you are in the world!

Introducing Group Loops

Group Loops is a free online platform that gives you fun, flexible repertoire, always suiting the needs of your class. Making music together just got a whole lot easier.

How does it work?
  1. Set up your class or music group
  2. Add your students, their instruments and ability
  3. Choose a piece to play
  4. Print out the customised parts for you and your class
  5. Enjoy making music!

 

“I’m interested in finding material that music teachers want to use and that young people want to play. The one-page score from Group Loops enables you to do that. What ABRSM have really nailed with this is the way you can connect traditional materials, techniques and learning with newer, creative approaches to music making.” – Tim Steiner, composer and conductor specialising in devised and collaborative performance

Group Loops is powered by ABRSM.

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