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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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Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

ABRSM Music Teacher Conference – Singapore

1 year ago

On 25-26 November we were delighted to welcome over 150 teachers to our first Music Teacher Conference in Singapore! It was an action-packed event, with two keynotes and 21 practical sessions for teachers to choose from, all delivered by experts from the music education world.

The first Keynote “Teacher as Leader” was delivered by ABRSM Chief Examiner, John Holmes. This encouraged teachers to reflect on aspects of leadership in their own working practice, which include: having influence, taking responsibility, empowering others, and inspiring people. The second Keynote “In Harmony – A Guide To Being An Integrated Teacher” was presented by Conductor and Integral Coach, Jason Lai. This session drew our attention to aspects of mind, heart, and body, with an emphasis on valuing and looking after ourselves.

Taking place at NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, we were delighted to work together with main sponsor and event supporter, the National Coaches and Instructors Association (NICA). NICA is the collective body advancing the interests of instructors and coshes in the fields of performing arts, sports and wellness. Many teachers signed up as members during the event and could also benefit from 50% funding towards their conference fees. To find out more about NICA, click here.

“The idea of this conference is to provide an annual end-of-year get together and refresher for music teachers. Given the isolated nature of our working practice, it is a great opportunity to spend time together, make new acquaintances, share ideas and collectively learn from one another. Most importantly, it is a chance to benefit from a whole range of insightful and interactive sessions, all designed to help expand your teaching toolkit and encourage you to reflect further on your practice.” Ryan Lewis, ABRSM South & East Asia Regional Consultant.

Thank you to all our presenters for your wonderful sessions and significant contribution: John Holmes, Jason Lai, Darius Lim, Susanna Saw, Loo Bang Hean, Chi Hoe Mak, Jerison Harper Lee, Dr Indra V. Selvarajah, Dr Khoo Hui Ling, Datin’ Kathryn Ang, Dr Andrew Filmer, Leslie Tan, and Gabriel Lee.

Finally, thank you to all the keen and enthusiastic teachers who attended this special event and look out for details of our 2020 programme, including another Music Teacher Conference!

Look out for more photos on our Facebook page soon.

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