The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
It all started in 1889, with a proposition that would change everything. Sir Alexander MacKenzie, principal of the Royal Academy of Music, suggested to Sir George Grove, director of the Royal College of Music, that their two pre-eminent musical training institutions unite to create a new examining body "inspired by disinterested motives for the benefit of musical education... which would genuinely provide a stimulus and an objective for a high standard of achievement". The new body, ABRSM, was designed specifically to provide an impartial and authoritative alternative to privately owned examining institutions, which were widely perceived to be motivated more by mercenary concerns than a real desire to promote high standards of musical education and assessment.
For the first time in ABRSM history, take centre stage and share your love of performance with our additional route to progress. Available at Grades 1 to 8 for a wide range of instrumental and singing subjects, this 100% assessed from recordings exam is all about performance - you and your audience, you and your music, you and your instrument.
This ABRSM Performance Grades Workshop will provides guidance for remotely-assessed Performance Grades, overview of how to select exam pieces, assist in the online exam entry process, as well as exam recording and submission etc