Latest exam updates

Practical Session 3 update

We are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 3 Practical exams scheduled for  26 August – 30 September. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory exam update

Due to ongoing local advice, the Booking Period and Exam Date for the Music Theory exam in Singapore will be postponed. Confirmation of exact dates will follow shortly.

Singapore Music Teacher Conference

50% course funding available for the ABRSM Music Teacher Conference for NICA members! Sign up for the conference and join NICA (only $9 per month) to take advantage of this great deal. Funding available against all conference ticket types (early bird, student, group, and full price). See below for more info, including how to become a NICA member.

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference will be an inspirational few days, packed with practical ideas to develop your teaching, delivered by expert presenters from the music world, including ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes. There is something for everyone and you can choose from 21 different sessions to create a programme that suits your needs and interests.

Sessions will cover general music-making, creative ways to develop musicianship skills, specialist sessions in piano, strings, voice and much more. The conference will provide a number of taster sessions with our expert presenters, to give you new ideas and to help enrich your own teaching and your students’ learning.

Lunch and tea breaks included. Welcome packs also provided. Publications will be available for sale, with special discounts on the day!

A certificate of participation will be given to each attendee.

For full details of conference sessions, presenters etc, please download the conference information pack below:

1. Only registrations submitted via the online registration form will be accepted until 15th November 2019 @ 11:59pm.

2. The Early Bird period is until 10th October 2019. All online forms and payment must be received (in the organizer’s bank account) before midnight of 10th October 2019 in order to secure your seat with early bird price.

3. Please do not bank in cash when paying for the event! Payment options are via online banking or telegraphic transfer.

4. The conference is only open to Singaporeans and foreign nationals that are legally residing in Singapore.

5. Full payment must be made during registration in order to secure a place.

6. No refund will be entertained, should a participant withdraw from the conference after registration where payment has already been submitted.

7. The organizer reserves the right to use all conference photographs and/ or videos for future promotional materials. To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject.

8. A person attending the event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers.

9. Any person or organization not affiliated with ABRSM may not use, copy, alter or modify any published photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from ABRSM.

10. Participants are not allowed to film / video the conference. Audio materials used at the conference are subject to copyright usage and are not allowed to be published online.

11. It is the responsibility of the participants to arrive on time for all conference sessions.

12. Do wear comfortable clothing and footwear for all sessions.

13. A certificate of participation will only be given to participants who have completed the full 2 days. Kindly ensure that all the names are spelt correctly during the online registration as re-prints will not be offered.

14. It is not essential to bring any music scores to the event. However, please note photocopied music scores are not allowed, without express permission of the publisher. Failure to present the written permission for photocopies will result in copies being confiscated at the event.

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference has been approved under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). UTAP is a training benefit for National Instructors & Coaches Association (NICA) / NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading. NICA members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

ABRSM is working in partnership with the National Instructors & Coaches Association. NICA is the collective body advancing the interests of instructors and coaches in the fields of sports, visual and performing arts, fitness & wellness. NICA was formed by the NTUC in response to the call of coaches and instructors, many of whom are freelancers, for a representative voice to advocate on behalf and a main point of contact for help and resource support.

To become a NICA member, please approach any of their friendly representatives at NICA booth on the actual event. You may also find out more about NICA and suite of benefits offered at

In order to benefit, you must register as a NICA member no later than the end of the seminar. NICA Members should apply for their UTAP claim within 6 months after the course ends. Late applications will be rejected. Participants will be reimbursed 50% of the course fee from NICA to their bank account. For all enquiries, including NTUC members who wish to convert their membership to NICA, please contact: [email protected]


Booking information


Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th November 2019


9:00am – 17:00pm both days (registration from 8:00am)


NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989 - 7th, 8th and 9th floors

Pricing (for both days):

Early Bird Price: SGD 300.00 per person (Until 10th October 11:59pm)
Group Price: SGD 1,200.00 for group of 5 persons. (SGD240.00 per person if purchased in group of 5) - Limited places available.
Normal Price: SGD 350.00 per person (From 11th October to 15th November 2019)
Student Price*: SGD 150.00 per person

*Students need to scan their valid student ID with photo to [email protected] after their online submission. Valid for college or university students age 18-25 only. Limited to 30 student seats only, on first come first served basis.


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