Latest Exam News: Updated 22 July

Performance Grades

For the first time in ABRSM history, take centre stage and share your love of performance with our additional route to progress.
Performance Grades are available at Grades 1 to 8 for a wide range of instrumental and singing subjects. This digital exam is assessed from a video recording and is all about performance - you and your audience, you and your music, you and your instrument.

From August 2021, you will also be able to book an Initial Performance Grade for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass. More information about this pre-Grade 1 exam, including the updated Performance Grade qualification specification and syllabuses, will be available in July. In the meantime, you can find out more here.

Become the examiner!

Watch, mark, and listen to commentary on a Performance Grade exam.

A series of films offering perspectives and tips on the Performance Grades.

ABRSM Examiner, Sarah Oliver, provides recording guidance and explains how to upload your recording and submit your exam entry.

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