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.

For more information click here.

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.

Free piece of the Day

For the next few months we’ll be publishing a free piece of music every Monday to Friday at 2pm (apart from bank holidays). We’ll be making a variety of pieces available from our books, new and old, with piano accompaniments where needed. We hope you enjoy learning and playing these pieces at home. Please let us know how you get on by emailing us at [email protected].

You can view the full library of previous free pieces of the day here.

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