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.

Music by 300 strangers

On Piano Day in 2019, Christian Henson founded Pianobook: a collective sample project that brings together likeminded music makers to share their stories through the pianos they use, admire and are inspired by. A year on, this community is thriving, and for Piano Day 2020, Christian decided to try and distil their unique community spirit into a single moment- attempting to create the world's biggest systems composition. Three hundred complete strangers; no music. What could possibly go wrong?

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