Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1st January to 31st May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam. Find out more: https://www.abrsm.org/en/latestupdates

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidate will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, non-attendance and fee refunds policy still applies.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information. 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 using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

我们为获得演奏第8级资格后的考生提供文凭考试。

纯演奏文凭 (ARSM)

我们的纯演奏文凭ARSM 是一个独立于以下三种演奏文凭的考试。 ARSM帮助考生从演奏第8 级过渡到DipABRSM。

了解更多关于ARSM的信息


音乐演奏文凭 (DipABRSM, LRSM 和FRSM)

这三个级别的演奏文凭旨在反映考生作为一名演奏者的日常经验,无论他们是业余的还是专业的。

考试内容包括:组织一套内容均衡的独奏曲目,找最适合自己诠释的版本,充满自信地讲解曲目,在考试当天发挥出自己的最佳水平。

LRSM级别起,考生还有机会展示作为管弦乐队演奏员、室内乐团成员或键盘伴奏员等专门人才的技能。在所有的三个级别,考生可以用与自己的主要乐器相近的乐器演奏独奏音乐会的部分曲目,并可以在曲目单以外任选一些曲目来演奏。

书籍

Diploma resources

Piano Specimen Quick Studies

Piano Specimen Quick StudiesThis title contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the piano quick study in ABRSM diploma exams.

The specimen quick studies are suitable for ABRSM’s performance and teaching diplomas and are written in attractive and approachable styles that are representative of the technical level expected in the exam.


Music in Words

Music in WordsThis best selling guide has been extensively updated to remain relevant and invaluable to anyone, experienced or inexperienced, confronted by the task of writing about music - be it programme notes or thesis.

The Music in Words web resource contains additional material and links that support each of the eleven chapters in the book.

A Kindle version of the book is available to purchase from Amazon.

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