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

The National Instructors and Coaches Association

The National Instructors and Coaches Association is a union formed in 2018 to support freelancers in the arts and sports, with its main base being private music teachers. NICA is part of NTUC (National Trade Union Centre) and has partnered with ABRSM to help bring training to music teachers in Singapore. The scope of the partnership involves, supporting ABRSM training events (syllabus seminars and teacher conferences), with 50% funding for NICA members when they attend ABRSM events. This is a very strategic partnership, with plenty of scope for positive development in the future

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