Latest exam updates

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.

Jazz Lockdown Recording Project

Walsall Music Education Hub & Service is proud to present 'Heatwave'! The piece is an original composition from one of its teachers, Nick Dewhurst, and has been arranged for their very own 'Walsall Lockdown Bigband'! The track features students from their own bands, New

Generation Jazz as well as Jazz at 6, but also includes members from school jazz bands across Walsall including QM Jazz Big Band and Shire Oak Jazz. We were also delighted to welcome the one and only Walsall Jazz Orchestra to our project too, and several of their members have joined.

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