Latest exam updates

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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Fellowship Programme for young singers

5 years ago

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has launched its Fellowship Programme to help create highly-skilled and multi-talented choral musicians with the support of ABRSM. The year-long Fellowship Programme will provide eight singers between the ages of 22 and 25 with extensive training in performance, ensemble work, musical leadership and pedagogy to enable them to become outstanding performers and educators, equipped for a successful career in choral music. NYCGB Director Ben Parry said: 'The NYCGB Fellowship is not just about vocal or choral excellence – it offers a comprehensive and paid professional pathway for those who want to go into choral music in all its shapes and forms – as singers, as conductors, as animateurs and as educators.'


Building engagement and inspiring others

The Fellows will make a major contribution to the NYCGB’s Widening Access and Engagement Programme, providing bespoke support and training for teachers and children in areas of the UK with low arts participation. They will also work as section leaders at the NYCGB’s residential courses and lead workshops at music conservatoires and colleges throughout the year. 'The Fellowship will give me the chance to develop my skills on a very high level while also using them. It’s not a written course, it’s a practical thing,' said 2015-16 NYCGB Fellow Joseph Judge. As part of the Programme, it is anticipated that each of the NYCGB’s Fellows will work with up to 500 young people as they interact with school children through Regional Open Singing Days and associated workshops. They will also perform to a combined audience of 10,000 both nationally and internationally. 'The NYCGB’s Fellowship Programme provides young talented singers with the opportunity to become outstanding performers and highly creative and able educators. We’re proud to support them as they embark on the next step of their professional careers,’ said ABRSM Chief Executive, Michael Elliott. ABRSM is the Programme’s Principal Supporter alongside the NYCGB’s other major funder, the Dunard Fund.

Application details

Applications are now being accepted for the programme and will close on Monday 30 November.

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