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Latest exam updates
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.
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.
We are delighted to share our fourth Global High Scorers’ Concert with you today. High Scorers’ Concerts are such a familiar part of the ABRSM world.
Throughout February, we set a challenge to create a visual depiction of what Dvořák might have seen when he arrived in America in 1892 – listeningto Dvořák’s famous Largo from the New World Symphony for inspiration.
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Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn't travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!
Our partner Allianz Musical Insurance has some tips for keeping instruments safe at home, as well as advice on what to do if an accident does happen…
The Boy and the Bunnet is a brilliant way to introduce children (and adults) to the Scots language and Scots traditional instruments.
Challenge your children to complete a few Classical 100 activities this week. Listen, learn and explore all 100 pieces.
Learning to play a musical instrument or to sing brings extraordinary, lifelong benefits. Why?
Explore Sing Up’s free resources to keep kids learning and singing outside of school. You can add these pages to your school's website or VLE and encourage families to visit too.
Jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you
Every day Durham Music releases a new video with an extension worksheet for different years and abilities - fun for all the family.
Alison Cox, Head of Composition at the Purcell School and founder of The Commonwealth Resounds, on why learning to compose is important and what’s being done to encourage more young people to get involved.
Understanding and clarifying your own expectations about your child’s lessons can make a huge difference to a teacher-parent relationship and will have a positive knock-on effect on the learner’s experience.
Ten great tips for helping with your child’s practice.
Paul Harris offers some thoughts for parents to help their children get the most out of practice.
Over 3500 of you have signed up for Classical 100, our fantastic collection of carefully selected pieces of music and activities for children and their families.