Latest exam updates

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

English National Ballet perform Swan Lake from home

We love how professional and amateur musicians are finding unique ways to perform together. Watch English National Ballet’s Music Director, Gavin Sutherland, bring together some of the wonderful musicians of English National Ballet Philharmonic for a special working from home rendition of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Overture. Have you seen a virtual orchestra video that you want to share with us or maybe you’re making your own? Let us know at [email protected]

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