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.

Kojereeds

Kojereeds (formerly Borneo Reeds) was the recipient of the ISF in 2014 and 2016, and has continued to receive other ABRSM funding since. The professional development prize (now called the Malaysian Wind Prize) is awarded to a talented wind player each year, after which they conduct a recital tour across the country and outreach programmes in schools to promote high quality wind playing and to help increase standards of playing. The solo winners have played: French Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe and Flute. After 5 years, the prize in 2019 evolved as a Wind Ensemble prize, to increase scope and outreach. 2019 winners are a saxophone quartet and flute ensemble, who will conduct similar activities across Malaysia.

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