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.

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Hope’ for the pandemic

A brilliant ten-year-old composer called Nathanael Koh in Singapore has put together this video and composed this piece, called 'HOPE', for the pandemic. This piece shows the solidarity of musicians from Singapore, New Zealand and Australia coming together to encourage the world in crisis. ‘Hope’ is also about thanking those working at the frontlines or staying at home, doing their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

This piece was written to represent our resilience and triumph in the face of this pandemic. All scores are available on the website below and we hope that orchestras around the world can come together to play this piece : http://www.tiny.cc/hopescores

Nathaniel was shortlisted in the Commonwealth International Composition Award last year.

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