ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650,000 exams and assessments every year in 93 countries. ABRSM is committed to supporting high-quality music-making, learning and development throughout the world, and to producing the best possible resources for music teachers and students.
We believe music has the power to enrich lives.
ABRSM will inspire more people to participate in music and motivate them to progress and achieve.
To set standards in providing the highest quality music exams, services and resources, which engage and sustain ever more teachers and learners, enabling us to increase our support for music education.
ABRSM is the leading authority on musical assessment. More than 600,000 candidates, in 93 countries, take our exams every year.
Providing publications and courses
As part of our commitment to excellence in music education, we provide a rich resource of materials, from albums of repertoire for the earliest stages of learning to scholarly editions of the great composers. Our online presence includes SoundJunction, our award-winning site for music learners.
We know that good teachers endeavour to enhance their professional skills. We support their continuing professional development through our innovative courses and online learning resources.
Supporting music education
To build on our 120 years inspiring generations of musicians, we provide charitable donations, scholarships and sponsorships, as well as acting as an advocate for music education. We do all we can to give music a voice in public life because we believe it has the power to change people’s lives.
ABRSM benefits from links with four leading UK conservatoires:
- Royal Academy of Music, London
- Royal College of Music, London
- Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Our passion for music and its positive impact on society drives everything that we do. We share that passion with all our audiences, and we believe everyone has the right to enjoy and excel at music.
Our standards are second to none and our success depends on our integrity, impartiality and authority.
We operate in an open, honest and inclusive way. We are interested in the needs and view of all those who are looking to develop their musical skills, so we can improve our service and products.
We are brave enough to try new things and capitalise on technological change. We are bold enough to speak up for what we believe in.
We value and support the efforts, and recognise the achievements, of teachers and learners at all levels. We treat everyone, outside and inside the organisation, with courtesy and respect.
A company registered with limited liability in England & Wales No. 1926395. Registered as a Charity No. 292182. Registered Office: 24 Portland Place, London W1B 1LU, United Kingdom.