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Practical Session 2 Update – Switzerland
We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.
Provided travel and COVID restrictions remain lifted, we will open a booking period from 4 September – 18 September with exams to be held in November. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.
Arioso - This is a fantastic piece for Trombone players featured in our book Time Pieces for Trombone Volume 2.
More than 700 musicians, from infant school pupils to retirees, have united virtually from around the world for an online performance of the Disney song, ‘How Far I’ll Go’, to mark international Make Music Day 2020 on Sunday 21 June.
To celebrate the release of our Singing for Musical Theatre repertoire lists for Grades 4 and 5 today, here’s a wonderful Les Mis rendition.
As well as chairing our Governing Body, Tony is a keen saxophone student. He talks about his new focus on music in these extraordinary times.
Over the coming weeks, the Royal Philharmonic Society will be sharing stories of other significant occasions when music has shone a light in the dark.
This piece is ‘funky’ in its syncopated rhythmic phrasing and ‘leaps’ around with quick octave changes.
To cheer up dad after a busy shift in A&E at Guernsey Hospital, Renee performs The Reef by Walter Carroll.
Tania Davis, violinist in the Bond Quartet, performs Allegro by Veracini. This is a Grade 8 piece from our 2020-2023 Violin syllabus.
Our friends at the Royal Philharmonic Society are collecting stories of musicians doing remarkable things through the pandemic. We wanted to share some of these thought-provoking stories with you.
This exciting new competition has been created by the Commonwealth Resounds charity to encourage young people around the world to compose a short piece of music in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Music director Leo Geyer conducts the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra via Facebook, to make sure they all keep their musical talents in tune.
Conductors! Who are they, what do they do and how did they get the job? Michael Seal is talking to distinguished conductors to find out all the answers.
We help young musicians like Shania through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).
To celebrate the recent publication of our Core Classics books we’ve put together a short quiz on our piano pieces. Can you guess the piece from the first bar of music?
Join presenter Paul Rissmann to discover the final symphony from the remarkably prolific composer, Joseph Haydn.
Guy Johnston (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) perform Tchaikovsky’s Douce Rêverie. This is a Grade 4 piece from our 2020-2023 Cello syllabus.
As part its Great Singing, Great Signing project, and together with deaf musician Paul Whittaker OBE, Yorkshire Youth and Music have produced a series of signed songs, available to learn online completely FREE of charge.
In this article Dr Mignon van Vreden, a lecturer in Music Education at South Africa’s North-West University, explores the interaction between music, play, learning and creativity.
Over 3000 of you have signed up for Classical 100, our fantastic collection of carefully selected pieces of music and activities for children and their families.
Coronavirus has threatened the classical music world’s very existence while simultaneously showing us how much we all need it.
Bridget Harrison, one of our Regional Coordinators in South Africa, shares news and a beautiful film of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School.
Some of the positive comments we’ve received about our course, Becoming a Better Music Teacher.
Mairéad Sheerin, head of music at the Blackheath Conservatoire, explains how music can help us through the isolation of lockdown.
Join the Making Music team tomorrow at 7pm for their latest concert broadcast on their YouTube channel.
Today marks National Harry Potter Day and to celebrate we wanted to share this wonderful series of YouTube films, analysing the music of Harry Potter by John Williams.
How do 60 individual violins, violas, cellos and basses transform into the lush sound of an orchestral string section? Who do they follow? What makes them all move together?
We help young musicians like Irobosa through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).
Watch Archie play Broken Dreams by John Frith on his trombone. Archie is preparing for his Grade 3 exam.
Suitable for all aspiring jazz musicians, this exclusive video series delivers comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks based on a jazz classic.
Hasan Tunalier, who is 7 years old, loves playing the piano. He was due to sit his Grade 2 exam back in March and he wanted to share one of his pieces from the syllabus.
Congratulations from all of us at ABRSM to the performers taking part in this very special High Scorers’ Concert.
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Anthony shares his performance of the 3rd movement (Allegretto) of Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata in B flat, Op. 65.
James Collins is a leading Sport and Exercise Nutritionist, whose practice is based in Harley Street, London. He is also a columnist for The Telegraph and a consultant for the BBC.
Sphinx Organization presents Elegy: In Memoriam - Stephen Lawrence, performed by the Sphinx Virtuosi ensemble.
Phil McPharlane, or Mr Drum as he’s affectionately known, has produced several tutorial-styled videos to teach newcomers bucket drumming.
From watching our social media feeds, it feels like so many musicians are finding ways to connect with each other by performing in virtual ensembles.
Writing new music is as important and interesting as playing a musical instrument or singing. However, many young people around the world don’t know how to start writing music.
We find ourselves rapidly embedding ourselves and our music-making into a quite different world. As other articles in ABRSM PlayOn have shown, despite its challenges, it is providing us with all sorts of opportunities.
Performed and arranged by ABRSM examiner Gary Ryan, this piece is from the ABRSM Guitar syllabus and appears in the Grade 4 Guitar Exam Pieces book.
ABRSM is delighted to launch #LearningMusic, a new social media initiative which we hope will start the ball rolling by helping more people understand precisely what learning music can do for them – and we want you to get involved.
In this article, Jed Milroy, Assistant Director at Edinburgh’s Tinderbox collective, shares his thoughts on supporting music through lockdown.