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.

Congratulations to our Lockdown competition winner!

Throughout February, we set a challenge to create a visual depiction of what Dvořák might have seen when he arrived in America in 1892 – listeningto Dvořák’s famous Largo from the New World Symphony for inspiration.

You can listen again here.

We were absolutely inundated with beautiful drawings from all over the world. Thank you so much to everyone who took part.

Below is a collage of some of the staff favourites from the competition.

Congratulations to Daisy Reid for winning a pair of Sony headphones in the prize draw!

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