Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1 January to 31 May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam.

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidates will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, Non-attendance and Fee Refunds Policy still applies.

Performance Grade booking

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Face-to-face practical exams, session 1 - USA

Due to current COVID restrictions, we will not be opening our normal booking period in January for face-to-face practical exams in April-June. We hope to provide a practical session later in the year, but need to keep all dates under review as we can only accept bookings if COVID travel and government restrictions are lifted. We will provide an update nearer to the next booking period.

 

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ARIZONA

Phoenix and Tucson

Practical exams offered in spring if there are sufficient entries

Contact

Dr Mandarin G. Cheung-Yueh

Contact address for postal entries

10936 East Paradise Drive
Scottsdale
Az 85259-7007

T (480) 451-8003

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CALIFORNIA (SOUTH)

Los Angeles and San Diego

Local representative

Andrew Banks

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PO Box 3755
Santa Monica CA 90408-3755

T +1 424-610-1709
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CALIFORNIA (NORTH)

San Francisco area

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Stephen Ng

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875A Island Drive, #222
Alameda CA 94502-6768

T +1 510-351-1885
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CALIFORNIA

Monterey area

Local representative

Rosemarie Dunsford

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212 Alder Street
Pacific Grove CA 93950

T +1 831-375-7290
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COLORADO

Practical exams offered in spring if there are sufficient entries

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Dr Mandarin G. Cheung-Yueh

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10936 East Paradise Drive
Scottsdale
Az 85259-7007

T (480) 451-8003

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CONNECTICUT

Hartford, Westport and Manchester

Practical exams offered in spring and autumn if there are sufficient entries.

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Jeffrey Chen | Sally Chen

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Song of Songs Group Inc
171-74 46th Ave
Flushing NY 11358

T (718) 762-5744

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FLORIDA

Practical exams offered in autumn if there are sufficient entries

Local representative

Margaret Liu

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PO Box 4328
Suwanee GA 30024

T +1 678-523-6703

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GEORGIA
Local representative

Margaret Liu

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PO Box 4328
Suwanee GA 30024

T +1 678-523-6703
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HAWAII
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US Coordinator

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4 London Wall Place
London EC2Y 5AU

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ILLINOIS
Local representative

Helga Swatzak

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PO Box 5613
Madison WI 53705-5613

T +1 608-277-7525
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INDIANA
Local representatives

Wes Ramsay | Carol McClure

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PO Box 486
Burns TN 37029

T +1 615-585-4697
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KENTUCKY
Local representatives

Wes Ramsay | Carol McClure

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PO Box 486
Burns TN 37029

T +1 615-585-4697
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MASSACHUSETTS
Local representative

Winnie S.C. Ip

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200 Lincoln Street, Suite 303
Boston MA 02111

T +1 617-542-9129
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NEW JERSEY
Local representative

Paul Wybraniec

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PM Music Zen Music Center
275 Route 18 South #6
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

T +1 732-582-4833
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NEW YORK
Local representatives

Jeffrey Chen | Sally Chen

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Song of Songs Group Inc
171-74 46th Ave
Flushing NY 11358

T (718) 762-5744
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NORTH CAROLINA

Music Theory exams only

Local representative

Nancy Maclachlan

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PO Box 1063
Springfield VA 22151

T +1 703-678-5439
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PENNSYLVANIA
Local representative

Paul Wybraniec

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PM Music Zen Music Center
275 Route 18 South #6
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

T +1 732-582-4833
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OHIO
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4 London Wall Place
London
EC2Y 5AU

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OREGON
Local representative

Susan Mattson

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11518 NE 185th Street
Battle Ground WA 98604

T +1 360-687-4264
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TENNESSEE
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Wes Ramsay | Carol McClure

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PO Box 486
Burns TN 37029

T +1 615-585-4697
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TEXAS

Houston, Austin and Dallas

Local representative

Natalie Voogt

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ABRSM Entries, Suite 101
1440 Campbell Road
Houston TX 77055

T +1 832-303-9307
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VIRGINIA
Local representative

Nancy Maclachlan

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PO Box 1063
Springfield VA 22151

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WASHINGTON DC
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Nancy Maclachlan

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PO Box 1063
Springfield VA 22151

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WASHINGTON
Local representative

Olive Yau

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Oliveland Studio
8520, 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland WA 98033

T +1 425-753-7796
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WISCONSIN
Local representative

Helga Swatzak

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PO Box 5613
Madison WI 53705-5613

T +1 608-277-7525
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