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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.

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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.

ABRSM Junior Scholar performs at the BAFTAs

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Tríona Doherty

Tríona Doherty

Tríona is PR & Social Media Officer at ABRSM, looking after our public relations activities and social media channels. She is originally from Ireland where she studied Gaeilge and Communications at University College Dublin. Triona is a history geek and when not managing PR, tweeting or Snapchatting for ABRSM, she loves travelling and discovering historic places along the way.

We were proud and delighted to see Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London last night (12 February 2017)! Sheku, who was the 2016 BBC Young Musician winner and is an ABRSM Junior Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, performed a beautiful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ during the remembrance section of the ceremony. Alongside the thousands of guests from the global film and television industry, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Watch the performance

You can watch the full performance and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony via BBC iPlayer from 59 minutes onwards.

Hear more from Sheku

Sheku’s EP of Hallelujah is available from Decca Classics and he will perform with the Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra in March at Dorchester Abbey.

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