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Practical Session 2 Update - USA

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory November Update - USA

We are still in the process of confirming with our Representatives whether Music Theory exams can take place in every area, based on local official advice. However, we can confirm that the Theory exams in the following areas below have been cancelled. All other areas are currently scheduled to hold a Music Theory exam, however we are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch if anything changes.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Introducing the 2020 recipients of the International Sponsorship Fund

7 months ago


Since its inception in 2012, the ABRSM International Sponsorship Fund (ISF) has been supporting musical journeys worldwide.  ABRSM is committed to creating connections with music teachers and learners around the world as part of its mission to inspire musical achievement globally.  This is a fundamental part of ABRSM’s day-to-day work, as an advocate for the power and value of music education.  

The ISF focusses on music education projects and programmes whose activities touch on areas such as encouraging progression, providing opportunities where there are social or economic barriers to access, offering training for teachers, and providing inspiring experiences for learners.

We are delighted to announce this year’s ABRSM International Sponsorship Fund recipients:

  • Access Music Project (South Africa), which provides equal access to a competitive music education for young people in Makhanda;
  • Dhow Countries Music Academy (Tanzania), which will train women in traditional instruments from Zanzibar;
  • Little Fingers Music Limited (Tanzania), which will provide training opportunities for those leading education programmes;
  • MusicArt Society (Nepal), which delivers music education to children living in slum areas;
  • Welfare Association UK, which will run music therapy sessions for refugees in Lebanon;
  • Youth Orchestras of Namibia, which aims to form a high-standard national youth orchestra;
  • Associação Musical Alegro (Brazil), which will provide one young musician with a scholarship to study for three weeks in England.

Find out more about ISF recipients past and present, on the International Sponsorship Fund page.

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