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

Ave Maria

Ave Maria is a familiar favourite for many violinists featured in our Violin Encore Series. Download a free copy of the piece today or you can buy the book from our online shop.

Encore Violin is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM violin exam pieces, selected from syllabuses of the past few decades. Violinists will find an appealing mix of repertoire, while teachers can be confident that the perfect balance of content has been selected at every level.

Book 3 features popular pieces at Grades 5 and 6. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like the Bach–Gounod Ave Maria or Brahms’s Hungarian Dance in G minor. Footnotes provide background information, a summary of the key skills that each piece develops, and new ideas for exploring the music.

Learn more and buy your own set of Violin Encore books on the ABRSM webshop: https://shop.abrsm.org/shop/ucat/101762

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