Exam booking is now open for:

  • Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM (closing date: 5 October)
  • Public Venue practical exams (closing date: 12 October)
  • Music Theory exams (closing date: 12 October)
  • Public Venue Jazz exams at ABRSM Jazz Visits (closing date: 28 days before exam date)

Latest exam updates

Online Music Theory

Delivered online, developed by experts, designed for the candidate.

To provide a more candidate-friendly experience, we will be moving the assessment of Music Theory at Grades 1 to 5 to an online exam.

With a focus on creating a more reliable and accessible assessment, our new Online Music Theory assessments give candidates the best opportunity to demonstrate their musical knowledge and understanding.

Developed in consultation with a panel of Music Theory experts, we have been working on innovating our Music Theory exams for some time, but in response to the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a crucial acceleration of this work to ensure ABRSM are able to offer a safe assessment in line with government guidance.

Here you can find all the information you need for your next Online Music Theory exam.

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