Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

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.

Ground-breaking research into the impact of Covid-19 on musical instruments and singing

The MIA hosted a hugely informative webinar on 25 February 2021 on Music Instrument Disinfection and Wind Instrument Aerosol Production during COVID-19.

With the formal research being completed this month, this project is one of the most important pieces of research in Europe, if not the world. The project is called PIC-PIV which stands for “Protocoles pour les Instruments face au Coronavirus et Pratiques Instrumentales et Vocales”.

This hour-long webinar presents the key findings, which will help to support the return of wind and brass playing and singing by disinfecting instruments correctly and using protective measures to limit the transmission of Covid through music making.

The PIC-PIV team are preparing a number of scientific papers about their research, including for peer-review, and will be working with other studies globally to share their findings.

Watch the webinar here


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