“ARSM is unique in focusing solely on practical performing skills – nothing more, nothing less. It’s about the art and craft of musical communication through a half-hour programme which you put together according to your own individual musical strengths and enthusiasms. As well as focusing on the playing or singing of your repertoire, ARSM also involves assessment of the performance of your programme as a whole, giving you valuable feedback from two complementary perspectives.” John Holmes
ABRSM Chief Examiner
Find out more about how ARSM enables you to demonstrate your performance skills and create and perform your own programme of music.
Find out more about how ARSM could benefit your post-Grade-8 students.
Discover why ARSM might be suitable for your sons or daughters, of any age, who are looking for something to work towards after taking their Grade 8.
ARSM videos and resources
Watch a condensed ARSM exam, learn more about preparing for ARSM and download some useful supporting materials.