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.

Asha, Emma and Roella share their stories of making the semi-finals of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020

The BBC Young Jazz Musician competition is the BBC’s platform for young, talented jazz musicians. Following the success of the first three editions, the biennial competition returns in 2020 to celebrate and showcase the next generation of UK Jazz musicians.

NYJO alumni have enjoyed a lot of success throughout the awards’ short history. This year, we spoke to three of the 25 semi-finalists: NYJO Jazz Orchestra Tenor Saxophone player Asha Parkinson, NYJO Jazz Exchange Saxophone & Woodwinds player Emma Rawicz-Szcerbo, and NYJO Jazz Ambassador, Composer and multi-instrumentalist Roella Oloro about their careers and what this competition means for them.

We would like to wish Asha, Emma and Roella luck for the competition!

Find out more: https://www.nyjo.org.uk/about/news/bbc-young-jazz-musician-2020-semi-finals/

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