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

Kojereeds

Kojereeds (formerly Borneo Reeds) was the recipient of the ISF in 2014 and 2016, and has continued to receive other ABRSM funding since. The professional development prize (now called the Malaysian Wind Prize) is awarded to a talented wind player each year, after which they conduct a recital tour across the country and outreach programmes in schools to promote high quality wind playing and to help increase standards of playing. The solo winners have played: French Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe and Flute. After 5 years, the prize in 2019 evolved as a Wind Ensemble prize, to increase scope and outreach. 2019 winners are a saxophone quartet and flute ensemble, who will conduct similar activities across Malaysia.

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