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Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Performance Grade booking

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

Macao 11th High Scorers' Concert

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On Saturday 16 March, Macao hosted its 11th ABRSM High Scorers’ Concert. ABRSM’s regional development executive, Steve Dixon, attended the concert and presented candidates with their certificates and badges. The concert showcased some of the highest achieving candidates who performed to an audience of around 300 people. Many congratulations to all candidates who performed and congratulations to their teachers and all those who helped them gain this achievement.

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