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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 https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ 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.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Guitar Competition

6 months ago
ABRSM

ABRSM

ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650000 music exams and assessments every year in 93 countries.

To mark the 1st birthday of our Guitar Syllabus, we offered one lucky person the chance to win a signed Alhambra guitar, courtesy of the London Guitar Studio. The Alhambra 4P guitar has been signed by legendary classical guitarists John Williams, Milos Karadaglić, Gary Ryan, Xuefei Yang, Laura Snowden and the Vida Quartet.

Applicants could either nominate themselves or someone they know. We asked applicants to explain in up to 300 words why they deserved to win the guitar. We wanted to hear about someone who has shown dedication to learning guitar while perhaps not having the same opportunities as their peers.

Dawn submitted an application on behalf of her son, ‘My son has taken up guitar in his late teens during a difficult time and music has really helped him cope, and express himself through many desperate times. This in turn has sparked an interest in music and opened up a new world to him. Winning this guitar has shown him good things do happen and I believe he is truly deserving to win this prize.’

Fellow judge and Guitarist Gary Ryan said: ‘This was a great opportunity for a talented individual with potential who loves playing the guitar. It also came with the added bonus of being signed by many of the guitar world’s top players! Congratulations to Dawn and Harvey, it was truly deserved.

We’re really delighted to be awarding this guitar to a worthy winner. We look forward to hearing from Harvey in the future to see how his musical journey continues.

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