Latest exam updates

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

Bangkok Opera Foundation

Bangkok Opera Foundation (Opera Siam) leads a dynamic educational programme each year, including a number of orchestral, opera and choral music camps, numerous performances, and regular international tours. Founded in 2010 by Somtow Sucharitkul, the Siam Sinfonietta was designed to create world-class classical musicians from the most talented young Thai performers. It has gone on to win many top prizes, and performed at three in festivals in Carnegie Hall. Graduates of the program are acknowledged as some of the finest young musicians in the region. The acceptance of students into the program is on a 100% scholarship basis. They do not charge anything to the students or their parents in order to ensure that all are eligible regardless of financial status. ABRSM has supported this programme since 2018.

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