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.

Listen to Tania Davis play Veracini

Tania Davis, violinist in the Bond Quartet, performs Allegro by Veracini. This is a Grade 8 piece from our 2020-2023 Violin syllabus. Find out more about ABRSM’s new Bowed Strings syllabus. Here, Tania is accompanied by Simon Eastwood, our very own Content Workflows Manager in the Products and Services department! As well as working for ABRSM for 12 years, Simon is musical director of Basingstoke’s Amateur Operatic Society and sings in Tamesis Chamber Choir.

Have you played this Allegro or any other works by Veracini? What do you think of the piece? Would you like to play it? Let us know at: [email protected]

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