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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.

Download entry forms

Graded music exams and ARSM

Ensembles and Choral Singing exams

DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

*DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.

Retaking a Diploma exam

*Teaching, Direction and FRSM Performance candidates only. Attach this to the front of any Submitted Work sent with your application.

**DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.

Key information

Entry forms are available upon request from your nearest local representative or contact or may be downloaded here.

Candidates for Practical Grades 6, 7 and 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.

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