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) 



Where to find sheet music

In these extraordinary times, teachers, learners and musicians of all kinds will be finding new ways to keep their musical journeys going. ABRSM is committed to continuing to support those journeys, just as we always have.

Many retailers are continuing to provide sheet music, books, instruments and accessories through online or mail order services. All the shops listed here sell a wide range of sheet music, including ABRSM exam music and repertoire, and all are able to take orders online or over the phone. We’ll be updating this list and invite UK music shops to please get in touch!

If you are looking for new sheet music to inspire you, please consider supporting these businesses – and visit our Play On website to find ways of sharing your music making with us and the wider musical community!

ABRSM Online Shop


Music Room

Ackerman Music

Britten’s Music

Chamberlain Music

Chimes Music

Crowther’s of Canterbury

DS Music 




Heritage Strings

Matchetts Music


MJB Music

Note-Orious Music

Opus 13 Ltd

Presto Classical

RST Music

Schott’s Music

South London Music

St George’s Music Shop

Sutton Music Centre

Time & Tune

The Music Shop

If you are based outside of the UK, you can find your nearest local music retailer here – please contact them directly to find out how they can support you.

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