2020 Dates and fees

United States of America

Practical and ARSM

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period (all states): 01-15 January 2020

Exam dates

US (all states) April-June (varies by region – see notes below)

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period (all states, except Arizona, Colorado and Ohio): 01-15 August 2020

Exam dates

US (all states except Arizona, Colorado and Ohio) October-December (varies by region – see notes below)

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 72 USD
Initial Grade (Bowed strings only) 73 USD
Grade 1 81 USD
Grade 2 88 USD
Grade 3 98 USD
Grade 4 112 USD
Grade 5 121 USD
Grade 6 148 USD
Grade 7 161 USD
Grade 8 216 USD
ARSM 355 USD
Performance Assessment 121 USD
Ensemble: Primary 161 USD
Ensemble: Intermediate 216 USD
Ensemble: Advanced 355 USD
Choral Singing: Primary 161 USD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 216 USD
Choral Singing: Advanced 355 USD
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 98 USD

What if I miss the deadline?

Entries received after the final day of the entry period can't be accepted and will be returned.

Special notice

We're currently not holding Practical exams in Hawaii.

 

 

Music Theory

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 01-15 January 2020

Exam date

US Saturday 07 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 01-15 April 2020

Exam date

US Saturday 06 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 01-15 August 2020

Exam date

US Saturday 07 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 47 USD
Grade 2 59 USD
Grade 3 63 USD
Grade 4 74 USD
Grade 5 79 USD
Grade 6 85 USD
Grade 7 87 USD
Grade 8 99 USD

Wht if I miss the deadline?

Entries received after the final day of the entry period can't be accepted and will be returned.

 

Special notice

We're currently not holding Music Theory exams in Hawaii.

 

Other diplomas*

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 01-15 January 2020

Exam dates

US April-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 01-15 August 2020

Exam dates

US October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 506 USD
LRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 1,575 USD
FRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 2,340 USD
DipABRSM (partial retake) 405 USD
LRSM (partial retake) 1,260 USD
FRSM (partial retake) 1,872 USD

Special notices

ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods – see the first tab for details of fees.

LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments: 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice, and the rest when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

Fees

Fees paid in advance by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Peters ABRSM Agency. Please send one check for Practical entries and one check for Music Theory entries.

Credit card vouchers are available from your representative for payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card, and can be downloaded here. Please submit one voucher for Practical and one for Music Theory.

Local representatives

See details of your local representative.

Prerequisites for Practical exams Grades 6–8

Candidates for Practical exams Grades 6–8 must already have passed one of the following qualifications: ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship, or a solo Jazz subject. A copy of the certificate or mark form must be supplied at the time of entry.

 

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