ABRSM Remote Exams are a new series of online graded music exams with a focus on performance. Due to be launched in August 2020, the new remote music exams will be available for all instruments from Grades 1 to 8, as well as ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music).
View our most recent post – ABRSM Remote Exams – December Update.
ABRSM recently posted an update on their new exam offering from Penny Milsom, their Executive Director of Products and Services. This update provided some more details on how the exams will work, how they’ll be marked and the wider concept of the new qualification itself.
ABRSM Remote Exams are sure to be a welcome addition to the range of music qualifications already on offer and we particularly like the focus on performance. The scope for sitting exams at more convenient times and offering them to a far wider range of people around the world is also exciting.
Like with many things during the current virus crisis, we are seeing an increased focus on embracing technology to provide remote services. This transition is no doubt going to have a few hurdles along the way, but we expect the outcome to be largely positive. If the new ABRSM Remote Exams are able to bring performance-led music qualifications to more people then they will surely be deemed a success.
It may be a while away yet, but it will be interesting to see what the long-term effect of remote assessment is on the way ABRSM and other organisations run their traditional exams. Will we see more flexibility on the traditional exams?