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

Sharing musical inspiration from around the world

Bridget Harrison, one of our Regional Coordinators in South Africa, shares news and a beautiful film of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School.

The school and its choir are iconic in our country as leaders in music education; they tour regularly nationally and internationally and enter their students for ABRSM exams. Today they posted a video and I immediately asked if I could forward it on!

Drakensberg Boys Choir (Chamber Choir) - Smile by Charlie Chaplin

Our boys are coming back to school next week. That is something to SMILE about. Check out our latest music video, featuring the Drakensberg Boys Chamber Choir and a velvet vocal solo by one of our most talented alumni, Ndumiso Manana (Class of 2008).

This song was completely produced whilst the boys were away at home, and we felt it perfectly captures the spirit of our human response to the #Covid19 crisis. "There's a time, you can keep on trying; smile, what's the use of crying..."

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