Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1st January to 31st May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam. Find out more: https://www.abrsm.org/en/latestupdates

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidate will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, non-attendance and fee refunds policy still applies.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

For more information click here.

Performance Grade exams

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information. 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 using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

Singapore office closure 

On government advice, we will still continue to work from home into Phase 3. We will therefore be unable to answer telephone calls during this time.

If you need to contact us please email [email protected]

Live streamed performances to watch at home

Many orchestras and ensembles are continuing to entertain us at home. We’re looking forward to the live streamed concerts listed below. We’ll continue to add to this list when we find concerts online, so do check back each week.

Have we missed a concert? Let us know the details at [email protected] and we’ll include it too. 

London Symphony Orchestra - Always Playing

Each Sunday and Thursday, the LSO will be streaming a concert from their archive on their YouTube channel. They will provide digital programme notes and hope that you can sit down to listen at the same time as friends and family, wherever they are.

Thursday 16 April 7:30pm

Beethoven Symphony No.9

Performed by National Youth Orchestra on BBC Radio 3

Sunday 19 April 7pm

Bartók Hungarian Peasant Songs

Szymanowski Harnasie

Stravinsky Ebony Concerto

Golijov Nazareno

Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

Thursday 23 April 7:30pm

Tippett The Rose Lake

Mahler comp. Cooke Symphony No 10

Sunday 26 April 7pm

Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra

Berg Fragments of Woyzeck

Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Thursday 30 April 7pm

Adams Harmonielehre

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/2019-20-season/alwaysplaying.html

24 April at 7pm, Berliner Philharmoniker and Ivan Fischer

Haydn Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Hob. I:105

Liszt A Faust Symphony in three character pictures after J.W. von Goethe https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live

25 and 26 April, Living Room Live

George X. Fu performs the complete Debussy Etudes over two evenings.

https://www.livingroom-live.com/calendar

RSNO Friday Night Club

Every week the RSNO will bring never-before-seen concert footage straight to your living room. Visit their website for their latest performance information.

https://www.rsno.org.uk/friday/

London Mozart Players at home

Enjoy performances by LMP musicians and associated artists. A daily stream of musical treats and live performances, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and content for the whole family to keep the music playing through the pandemic. http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome/

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