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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

ABRSM Junior Scholar performs at the BAFTAs

3 years ago
Tríona Doherty

Tríona Doherty

Tríona is PR & Social Media Officer at ABRSM, looking after our public relations activities and social media channels. She is originally from Ireland where she studied Gaeilge and Communications at University College Dublin. Triona is a history geek and when not managing PR, tweeting or Snapchatting for ABRSM, she loves travelling and discovering historic places along the way.

We were proud and delighted to see Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London last night (12 February 2017)! Sheku, who was the 2016 BBC Young Musician winner and is an ABRSM Junior Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, performed a beautiful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ during the remembrance section of the ceremony. Alongside the thousands of guests from the global film and television industry, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Watch the performance

You can watch the full performance and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony via BBC iPlayer from 59 minutes onwards.

Hear more from Sheku

Sheku’s EP of Hallelujah is available from Decca Classics and he will perform with the Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra in March at Dorchester Abbey.

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