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) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • 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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Listen to Tania Davis play Veracini

Tania Davis, violinist in the Bond Quartet, performs Allegro by Veracini. This is a Grade 8 piece from our 2020-2023 Violin syllabus. Find out more about ABRSM’s new Bowed Strings syllabus. Here, Tania is accompanied by Simon Eastwood, our very own Content Workflows Manager in the Products and Services department! As well as working for ABRSM for 12 years, Simon is musical director of Basingstoke’s Amateur Operatic Society and sings in Tamesis Chamber Choir.

Have you played this Allegro or any other works by Veracini? What do you think of the piece? Would you like to play it? Let us know at: [email protected]

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