As an organisation we support musical education by way of charitable donations, scholarships, sponsorship of musical institutions and initiatives around the world.
A large proportion of our charitable donation goes to support four of the Royal Schools of Music in the UK.
Our relationship with these magnificent colleges is something we are extremely proud of – a symbiotic partnership that is particularly important in the competitive markets in which we operate today.
Since our founding, the music education landscape has changed immensely. Provision at higher and conservatoire level is now richer and more diverse than ever before. This can only be a good thing for music education, providing greater opportunity and choice in the field of professional musical training. Young people who want to pursue a career in music can now do so at a wide range of conservatoires.
ABRSM supports all these conservatoires and we enjoy close links with many of them. We use the wonderful facilities at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as a venue for ABRSM exams in Cardiff and have recently launched a series of scholarships supporting Welsh students.
We also work with many other organisations within the UK and around the world ranging from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA), where we recently launched a new ABRSM scholarship, to organisations in the UK such as Music For Youth and the NYO.