Latest exam updates

COVID update

In response to the current restrictions in the UK and Ireland we are deferring Session 1 face-to-face practical exams at Public Venues and paper-based Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits. Where we can we will still offer practical exams at Private Visits. Our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams and our Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams are unaffected and all dates remain unchanged. To read more, please visit our latest updates page.

Music Theory exam dates

We are providing extra dates in March when candidates can take an online Grade 1 to 5 Music Theory exam.

  • Tuesday 16 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 5pm and 6pm
  • Saturday 20 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 10am and 11am
  • Thursday 25 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 5pm and 6pm

 We plan to offer Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams on Wednesday 28 April with a booking period from 8 to 15 March.

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on 1 February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Do you want to break free?!

Join our friends at Music in Offices for their Virtual Big Sing in support of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal!

They’re looking for as many singers as possible to belt out the Queen classic I Want to Break Free with them and they’ll be combining all the recordings for a brilliant final virtual performance.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download the score from their website and learn your part.
  • Record your part (they’ll provide support here if needed).
  • Upload your part by Friday 19 June.
  • Join the online Viewing Party of the final performance on Thursday 25 June at 7pm.
  • Everyone welcome. Don't worry about not sounding good enough on your own – remember your voice will be blended with many others. Your best is definitely good enough. Freddie Mercury-style high heels, wig and hoover optional!

For further information on how to take part, please visit the Music in Offices website https://musicinoffices.com/i-want-to-break-free-virtual-choir/.

It's completely free to take part but if you'd like to make a donation to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal please click here or donate £5 by texting TLMA4321 to 70970. *

With @Culture Mile #virtualchoir #musicinisolation

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