Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Face-to-face practical exams, session 1 - USA

Due to current COVID restrictions, we will not be opening our normal booking period in January for face-to-face practical exams in April-June. We hope to provide a practical session later in the year, but need to keep all dates under review as we can only accept bookings if COVID travel and government restrictions are lifted. We will provide an update nearer to the next booking period.

Music Theory Trainer guidance and support

This page will provide guidance and technical support for Music Theory Trainer users as common queries emerge. In the meantime, if you require any assistance with using Music Theory Trainer please do not hesitate to contact the support team using the form below.

If you have not yet downloaded Music Theory Trainer and would like to find out more about the app, please return to the main page.

Hints and Tips

We hope you really enjoy using Music Theory Trainer and unlocking the different levels across Grades 1–5. Please be aware that if you delete the app from your device you will lose all your progress if you reinstall it at a later date. When updating the app, do not delete the app but simply update it via the App Store or Google Play Store.

Contact us

If you require technical support with Music Theory Trainer, or if you have any suggestions for improvements or developments, please contact our Music Theory Trainer support team by completing the following form.

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