2021 Dates and fees

United States of America

Practical

We hold face-to-face practical and ARSM exams at our Public Venues during the exam sessions listed on this page.

We also offer a remote assessment option for ARSM exams - please click on the Performance Grades tab for dates.

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Practical exams (session one)

Booking Period: ** Session cancelled **

Exam dates

US (all states) ** Session cancelled **

Practical exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-15 August 2021

Exam dates

US October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 74 USD
Initial Grade 75 USD
Grade 1 83 USD
Grade 2 90 USD
Grade 3 100 USD
Grade 4 115 USD
Grade 5 124 USD
Grade 6 152 USD
Grade 7 165 USD
Grade 8 221 USD
ARSM 364 USD
Performance Assessment 124 USD
Ensemble: Primary 165 USD
Ensemble: Intermediate 221 USD
Ensemble: Advanced 364 USD
Choral Singing: Primary 165 USD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 221 USD
Choral Singing: Advanced 364 USD
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 100 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Performance Grades

  Performance Grades

     Step 1:  Decide the month you want to submit your exam video

     Step 2:  Book between the dates and times shown below – when 

                   you book, choose your video submission deadline from the

                   dates available 

     Step 3:  Submit your video any time after booking and before

                   your chosen submission deadline

Booking Dates

Performance Grade fees

Grade 1 83 USD
Grade 2 90 USD
Grade 3 100 USD
Grade 4 115 USD
Grade 5 124 USD
Grade 6 152 USD
Grade 7 165 USD
Grade 8 221 USD
ARSM 364 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5)

Online Music Theory

Booking Period opens: 26 April 2021 (06:00 EDT)

Booking Period closes: 04 May 2021 (18:59 EDT)

Exam Window

Grades 1-5 26 May - 23 June 2021

Online Music Theory exams – August 2021 onwards

From August 2021 onwards, online Music Theory exams for Grade 1 to 5 will be available ‘on demand’, allowing candidates to book and take their exam whenever they wish. We will provide further details soon.

Online Music Theory fees

Grade 1 48 USD
Grade 2 60 USD
Grade 3 65 USD
Grade 4 76 USD
Grade 5 81 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Paper-based Music Theory (Grade 6-8)

We hope to be able to open the following paper-based Music Theory exam booking periods as planned. However we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept paper-based Music Theory exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Music Theory exams (session one)

Booking Period: 21 April - 5 May 2021

Exam Date

Grades 6-8 Saturday 12 June 2021

Music Theory exams (session two)

Booking Period: 17-24 September 2021

Exam Date

Grades 6-8 Saturday 13 November 2021

Music Theory fees

Grade 6 87 USD
Grade 7 89 USD
Grade 8 101 USD

Notes

Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

 

Other diplomas*

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Diploma exams (session one)

Booking period: ** Session cancelled **

Exam dates

US ** Session cancelled **

Diploma exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-15 August 2021

Exam dates

US October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 519 USD
LRSM (complete exam: new or retake) ** 1614 USD
FRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 2399 USD
DipABRSM (partial retake) 415 USD
LRSM (partial retake) 1291 USD
FRSM (partial retake) 1919 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.

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

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