Latest exam updates

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) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • 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.

For more information click here.

Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM 

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is in February – for details see our dates and fees page

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]

Take part in the Commonwealth International Composition Award

Writing new music is as important and interesting as playing a musical instrument or singing. However, many young people around the world don’t know how to start writing music. Others may already be making up their own music, but don’t know how to write it down, find performers to play it or make a recording. Many music teachers are unsure about how to teach composition, too! This is understandable. If you’re a teacher or a school-age pupil who is interested in musical composition, this initiative will help you to compose music, hear it performed and recorded and maybe win an award, too.

This Composition Award will not only promote the value of composition to but it will also help us to preserve our local music traditions which can now be captured on paper for all generations and for the world at large to play and enjoy” – Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda.

For more information on and to apply, please visit https://cicompositionaward.com/how-to-apply/

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