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) 



Why work for us?

We are proud to be one of the world's leading authorities on music assessment. Our people make this possible. We need staff with a wide range of skills and experience, including musicians, administrators, operations and infrastructure staff. Above all, we need people who share our passion for the provision of excellent standards of customer service.

We are a vibrant community with one vision: to inspire more people to participate and progress in music. If you are as passionate about music education as we are, we hope you will want to join us.

What we offer

As a charity, we believe our staff are the key to making an impact in our sector which is why we invest in their development, offer some flexibility in working hours and a range of staff benefits. We know our staff value feedback on their performance and we support this through our performance and development review cycle, where we offer training and development opportunities.

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