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Practical Update 

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.

High Scorers' Concerts feature performances from an array of the UK’s most talented young musicians who have achieved high scores in their recent ABRSM Practical exams.

High Scorers’ Concerts give musicians the opportunity to share their achievements with a wider audience outside the exam room in a supportive and celebratory setting.

High Scorers' Concert

The first High Scorers’ Concerts were held in 1989 as part of ABRSM’s centenary celebrations. As we enter our 126th year, we now hold hundreds of concerts all over the world. Thousands of high scoring candidates have taken part and performed in front of an appreciative audience of teachers, parents, fellow students and other music enthusiasts.

Further details

For further information about High Scorers' Concerts, please contact your Honorary Local Representative. Use the #ABRSM_HSC hashtag to share your High Scorers’ Concert highlights with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you part of a group who would like to be trained to deliver our Music Medals assessments for younger learners taught in groups?

We can provide a free Music Medals training session to any group numbering over 25 people. Please fill in our form and we will be in touch.

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