Our online booking service will be unavailable on Monday 19 April while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking this session, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.

Latest exam updates

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.

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.

Working with Make Music Day

Make Music Day - 21 June - is a national and international celebration of music-making. ABRSM contributes to the Make Music Day UK steering group, led by Making Music. Over the years, we’ve organised fun events to add to the celebrations such as the Big City Sing (2017) in partnership with Music In Offices, and the Piano Medley Relay (2018).   In 2020, the Coronavirus lockdown meant that all activities for Make Music Day took place online.  For our contribution, more than 700 musicians, from infant school pupils to retirees united virtually from around the world for an online performance of the Disney song, ‘How Far I’ll Go’

Big City Sing (2017)



Piano Medley Relay (2018)
Virtual Ensemble (2020)

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