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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

Cat Burglar

This is a fantastic piece for young pianists featured in our book Piano Star 3. Download a free copy of the piece today or you can buy the book from our online shop.

Piano Star 3 moves from Prep Test level towards Grade 1 and includes compositions by Alan Bullard, David Blackwell, Peter Gritton, Mike Cornick, Mark Tanner, John Madden, Karen Marshall, Andrew Eales, Edmund Jolliffe, Nikki Illes, and Nancy Litten.

Key features of the series:

- Solo pieces, plus a number of duets
- A rich mix of musical styles, with techniques introduced progressively
- Fun extension activities
- Beautifully illustrated

Watch a performance of Cat Burglar by ABRSM staff member James. ABRSM’s staff are musicians too, and whilst in lockdown, we are all turning to our instruments to pass the time and make music with friends.

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