Performance Grades

For the first time in ABRSM history, take centre stage and share your love of performance with our additional route to progress.
Performance Grades are available at Grades 1 to 8 for a wide range of instrumental and singing subjects, plus Initial Grade for Piano and Bowed Strings. This digital exam is assessed from a video recording and is all about performance - you and your audience, you and your music, you and your instrument.

From August 2021, you will also be able to book an Initial Performance Grade for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass. find out more here.

Become the examiner!

Watch, mark, and listen to commentary on a Performance Grade exam.

Key Information

Everything you need to know about this exciting addition to ABRSM’s assessments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered.

Guidelines

A summary of what’s involved in booking and taking a remotely-assessed Performance Grade or ARSM exam.

How To Hub

Essential information and step by step guides to help you with setting up, recording and submitting your video.

A series of films offering perspectives and tips on the Performance Grades.

ABRSM Examiner, Sarah Oliver, provides recording guidance and explains how to upload your recording and submit your exam entry.

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