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Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

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.

Share your #BECAUSEOFMUSIC story

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Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing stories through our social media channels to highlight and celebrate the skills and benefits that people from all walks of life have experienced #BECAUSEOFMUSIC. The first two stories to be shared are:

  • Meet Linos. Linos plays the Mbira, an ancient, traditional Zimbabwean instrument. He was born into a tribe where music is central to the culture and the Mbira is used in healing and spiritual ceremonies.
  • Meet Ernie. 13 year old Ernie always had an idea he wanted to play the drums. When a family friend gave him a drum kit he immediately found a new passion and all he wants to do is get better.

At ABRSM we believe there is much to celebrate about music. No matter your age, experience, background or ability - music has the power to bring immense benefits to individuals, communities and society as a whole! And if you have anything to contribute, join us! Share your #BECAUSEOFMUSIC story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag, and you could be selected to feature on the website.

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