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Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Get involved: Our biggest online survey for adult-learning in music

2 years ago
We're committed to inspiring achievement in music in all its forms at ABRSM, whether that’s a concert performance or taking the leap to try something new for enjoyment. One thing in particular is becoming a clear driving force for many organisations like us that focus on the arts: our wellbeing as adults. 
So, we’re on a mission to find out how adults taking part in music education in the UK and Ireland can be better supported – and we'd love for you to get involved by completing one of these two online surveys:
  • For teachers who teach adult learners
  • For adult learners themselves
The surveys close on 10 September, and there's an optional prize draw at the end of both where you can win one of 10 £50 Amazon vouchers.Of course, we ask you to share the surveys with your networks and to any teachers and learners who might be interested. Your responses will help us to better understand what’s working well and where adult learners may need more support from our sector.

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