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. 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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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.

Asha, Emma and Roella share their stories of making the semi-finals of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020

The BBC Young Jazz Musician competition is the BBC’s platform for young, talented jazz musicians. Following the success of the first three editions, the biennial competition returns in 2020 to celebrate and showcase the next generation of UK Jazz musicians.

NYJO alumni have enjoyed a lot of success throughout the awards’ short history. This year, we spoke to three of the 25 semi-finalists: NYJO Jazz Orchestra Tenor Saxophone player Asha Parkinson, NYJO Jazz Exchange Saxophone & Woodwinds player Emma Rawicz-Szcerbo, and NYJO Jazz Ambassador, Composer and multi-instrumentalist Roella Oloro about their careers and what this competition means for them.

We would like to wish Asha, Emma and Roella luck for the competition!

Find out more: https://www.nyjo.org.uk/about/news/bbc-young-jazz-musician-2020-semi-finals/

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