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

Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association

The Association is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which H.M. the Queen is patron. In its early days, it was administered largely by senior staff of the Music Section of the Hong Kong Education Department; more recently its administration has been the concern of an Executive Committee comprising elected members drawn from representatives of the 1,000 schools and colleges who are currently Members of the Association, together with a number of leading local music and speech teachers and others interested in these subjects (as Associate members); although close liaison is still maintained with Music Section staff.

ABRSM sponsors the music festival each year by way of advertising. This is the largest music festival in Hong Kong, taking place over several weeks with thousands of participants. 2019 was the 71st Music Festival.

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