Latest exam updates

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.

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. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Do you want to break free?!

Join our friends at Music in Offices for their Virtual Big Sing in support of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal!

They’re looking for as many singers as possible to belt out the Queen classic I Want to Break Free with them and they’ll be combining all the recordings for a brilliant final virtual performance.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download the score from their website and learn your part.
  • Record your part (they’ll provide support here if needed).
  • Upload your part by Friday 19 June.
  • Join the online Viewing Party of the final performance on Thursday 25 June at 7pm.
  • Everyone welcome. Don't worry about not sounding good enough on your own – remember your voice will be blended with many others. Your best is definitely good enough. Freddie Mercury-style high heels, wig and hoover optional!

For further information on how to take part, please visit the Music in Offices website https://musicinoffices.com/i-want-to-break-free-virtual-choir/.

It's completely free to take part but if you'd like to make a donation to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal please click here or donate £5 by texting TLMA4321 to 70970. *

With @Culture Mile #virtualchoir #musicinisolation

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