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.

Piano 2021 & 2022

Grade 5

“Elegy for the Arctic”
Written by Ludovico Einaudi
Published by Chester Music

“March, Little Soldier!: No. 3 from Scenas infantis”
Written by Octavio Pinto
Published by Chester Music

Grade 6

© Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Reproduced/filmed by permission of the copyright owner

© 2012 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

© Copyright 1947 by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
For the UK, British Commonwealth (Ex. Canada), Eire and South Africa.

“Tsunami” by Stephen Montague
© United Music Publishing Ltd

Grade 7

© Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Reproduced/filmed by permission of the copyright owner

© Theodore Presser.  Reproduced by permission.

© Copyright 1946 by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. for the United Kingdom and British Reversionary Territories.

©Stainer & Bell Ltd.  Reproduced by permission.

Grade 8

© Copyright 1940 by Charles Foley, Inc. Copyright Renewed.
All rights assigned to and administered by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
(Publishing) and Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc. (Print). All rights reserved including public performance for profit.

Thunder in Drought Season” by Chen Peixun
from "100 Years of Chinese Piano Music: Vol. III Works in Traditional Style, Book II Instrumental Music"
©
 Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Caballos Españoles by Uwe Korn
By permission of Schott Music, Mainz.

"Vespers in Venice" by Cecilia McDowall
from "Four Piano Solos HE58"
© Pan Educational Music

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