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.

Gary Ryan plays Valseana by Assad

This beautiful piece performed by Gary Ryan, features in the ABRSM Guitar syllabus from 2019 at Grade 8. Gary, one of the world's leading guitarists, says that he has always loved this piece, citing the rich harmony and 3 part texture. You can find out more about our Guitar syllabus at www.abrsm.org/guitar

Valeseana Gary Ryan

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