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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 due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Macau until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Graded Music Exams, ARSM, Diploma, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, but does not currently affect any bookings for Music Theory exams. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing Practical exam bookings and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course.
We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Macau and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.
Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Macau before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.
Congratulations from all of us at ABRSM to the performers taking part in this very special High Scorers’ Concert. These concerts are such a familiar part of the ABRSM world. For many years they have provided opportunities for communities to come together and celebrate the achievements and talents of their musicians as they develop and progress. In some ways, this concert is no different, in connecting people, sharing musical performances and providing inspiration and enjoyment for audience and participants alike.
But, of course, this concert is also very different. It is our first ever Virtual Global High Scorer’s Concert. It’s a concert featuring performers from many countries around the world with an audience that will no doubt stretch even further. It’s a concert that demonstrates the spirit and adaptability of the ABRSM community – from representatives and teachers to learners and their families. And it’s a concert that shows how, with a little help from technology and lot of passion from people, music making will continue to thrive and flourish, no matter what the obstacles may be.