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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Music by 300 strangers

On Piano Day in 2019, Christian Henson founded Pianobook: a collective sample project that brings together likeminded music makers to share their stories through the pianos they use, admire and are inspired by. A year on, this community is thriving, and for Piano Day 2020, Christian decided to try and distil their unique community spirit into a single moment- attempting to create the world's biggest systems composition. Three hundred complete strangers; no music. What could possibly go wrong?

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