Latest exam updates

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15MO when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Do you want to break free?!

Join our friends at Music in Offices for their Virtual Big Sing in support of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal!

They’re looking for as many singers as possible to belt out the Queen classic I Want to Break Free with them and they’ll be combining all the recordings for a brilliant final virtual performance.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download the score from their website and learn your part.
  • Record your part (they’ll provide support here if needed).
  • Upload your part by Friday 19 June.
  • Join the online Viewing Party of the final performance on Thursday 25 June at 7pm.
  • Everyone welcome. Don't worry about not sounding good enough on your own – remember your voice will be blended with many others. Your best is definitely good enough. Freddie Mercury-style high heels, wig and hoover optional!

For further information on how to take part, please visit the Music in Offices website https://musicinoffices.com/i-want-to-break-free-virtual-choir/.

It's completely free to take part but if you'd like to make a donation to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal please click here or donate £5 by texting TLMA4321 to 70970. *

With @Culture Mile #virtualchoir #musicinisolation

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