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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 Scholar performs at Music Teacher Awards

4 years ago

ABRSM Scholar Aleksandra Li performed at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in front of nearly 300 industry guests, including teachers, hub leaders and VIPs. She played the Canzonetta from the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Op. 35) and his Valse-Scherzo (Op. 34) at the ceremony in Mayfair on the 9 February. The violinist was born in Vladivostok in Russia and is currently in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music. Aleksandra Li said: “It was such a privilege for me to perform at the Music Teacher Awards and play before a 'musical' audience, for people who sincerely love classical music. It was a great honour to be part of such an amazing event. “Being an ABRSM Scholar helped me realise my dream about studying at the Royal College of Music. I don’t think it would have been possible without such great help and support. “This is more than a scholarship for me. It is an opportunity to live, study and build my career in England, and to be a part of something big and wonderful.” Last year, Aleksandra also won a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe award. Penny Milsom, ABRSM Products and Services Director, said: “Aleksandra captivated us from the moment her bow touched the strings and drew in the entire room in with her presence. “The wonderful warmth of her performance still remains with me, and it was a huge pleasure to hear her play for us.”

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ABRSM Scholars

Every year ABRSM provides more than 70 scholarships for talented British and international musicians to study at the four Royal Schools of Music.

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