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Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

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 ABPG15SG when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Singapore office

On government advice, we will be following a more flexible and hybrid way of working. Although working from home is still encouraged, from 12 April we will be able to answer a limited number of calls and applicants can contact us via the Local Contact - ABRSM: Local exam contacts. We will continue to update you when further information is published by Ministry of Manpower.

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.

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ABRSM launches app to help students improve their aural skills

9 years ago

ABRSM Aural TrainerABRSM, the world's leading authority on musical assessment, has launched an app to help people practise and improve their musical aural skills which form part of ABRSM's internationally renowned graded music exams. The ABRSM Aural Trainer is a fantastic addition to the digital resources already offered by ABRSM - all of which are designed to help students and teachers achieve as much as possible out of their music-making. The Aural Trainer app provides hundreds of exercises to help students improve their aural skills such-as sight-singing (reading and then singing the music you see) and pulse and metre (feeling the beat). It also helps users to develop their musical memory through echo tests (singing back short phrases) and to spot and describe when something sounds different in a piece of music. 'We are delighted that the ABRSM Aural Trainer it is now available to students and teachers worldwide. It is a fantastic practice tool for anyone wishing to take our exams or improve their general musical skills. The app has a vast range of exercises suited to learners of different levels and I am pleased we are able to offer another digital resource in addition to our printed publications.' 'It will not only be of great value to students but we hope teachers will be able to use it in lessons - whether teaching an individual or in a group situation. We're looking forward to teachers and learners using Aural Trainer and developing the application still further into the future.'
Stuart Briner, Digital Learning Manager, ABRSM


The ABRSM Aural Trainer is now available from the iTunes Store. The ABRSM Aural Trainer Lite is free and includes all the supplementary elements and some Grade 1 and 4 content from the full versions. ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 1–3 and ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 4–5 cost £2.99. ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 1–5 costs £4.99.

  • Download the ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 1–5 (full version)
  • Download the ABRSM Aural Trainer Lite (free version)
  • Download the ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 1–3
  • Download the ABRSM Aural Trainer Grades 4–5
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