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 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. 

California - Los Angeles and San Diego


California - Monterey area


California - San Francisco area







North Carolina



Central California

Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina

New York & Connecticut


Oregon and SW Washington

San Francisco


Arizona & Colorado 

 Southern California (Los Angeles & San Diego) 



Sara Trepte

PA to the Syllabus Director

"When I joined ABRSM in 2009, I was struck by the professional, yet relaxed atmosphere of the office, and the friendly and approachable nature of its staff members. In this environment, working as a team is second nature, and the results speak for themselves.

Managers are keen to develop the skills and experience of their team, while staff are challenged within their day-to-day work and encouraged to undertake appropriate training, always with full support.

ABRSM staff are committed to engaging as many people as possible with music, and playing a key role in this mission is a task which I find hugely fulfilling. Along the way, I have been lucky enough to form some great friendships, and feel very fortunate to wake up in the morning and genuinely look forward to going into work."

Ed Jenkinson

Web Manager

"The working atmosphere at ABRSM is unique – everyone is extremely affable, sociable and helpful and I've been made to feel welcome since my very first day in the office. I consider many people here to be friends as well as colleagues, which is something I very much value.

We receive excellent personal and professional support from the management teams and tailored training programmes for individuals enable us to continually develop and enhance our skills and abilities. 

In the six years that I've been at ABRSM I've always been struck by the very personal commitment that my colleagues have to the belief that music enriches lives – and by the collective determination to enable as many people to experience the joy of music learning and achievement as possible. Everyone here has a very real dedication to our mission, and our shared ethos is something I find particularly attractive about working for ABRSM."

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Music Editor

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Having joined the company full-time in 2007, I then went on maternity leave in 2011/12 and now work part-time. During my pregnancy and maternity leave, it was a real benefit to have an employer that supported my change of lifestyle to start a family. As an employer, ABRSM was very flexible in supporting my return to work.

To work among people who share a passion for music, education and publishing makes ABRSM a truly unique professional environment."

Vacancies at ABRSM 

Facilities Assistant

Salary: £23,505 pa
Location: London (City)
Closes: 5 December 2018

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Customer Panels Executive

Salary: £27,442 pa
Location: London (City)
Closes: 14 December 2018

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Operations Coordinator: Theory (fixed-term)

Salary: £27,442 pa
Location: London (City)
Closes: 14 December 2018

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