Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update - Belgium

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we are cancelling the postponed Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for November - December. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session 3

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

Women in leadership: an interview with Alice Farnham

Until 2013 a woman had never conducted the last night of the BBC Proms. Only three women in the last 30 years have been principal conductors of British orchestras. Less than 10% of the conductors represented by artist managers are women.

Alice Farnham, conductor and Artistic Director of Women Conductors at the Royal Philharmonic Society, talks leadership, the role of a conductor and how Women Conductors is addressing the current gender imbalance on the podium.

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