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Music Theory Exam update – session 2

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.

Exam programmeExam programme and running order slips

Graded music exams

Programme Slips
For Practical Exams between October – December 2020, exam programme slips will not be required and should not be completed by candidates before they go into the exam room.

ARSM exams

Candidates need to make sure they have completed a programme form, which they should give to the examiner at the start of the exam.

This form should contain the following information, presented in programme order:

  • the candidate’s name and (main) instrument
  • the list number, for pieces chosen from the repertoire list; own-choice repertoire can be marked with a dash ( – )
  • the composer name and, where applicable, the arranger’s/transcriber’s name
  • full information on each piece being performed, including:
    • the name of the piece/larger work
    • catalogue number, where available – Opus number, BWV for Bach, K. for Mozart, etc.
    • details of individual movements/sections
    • for own-choice repertoire, the edition used
  • for woodwind, brass and singing candidates, where the break (if planned) will be taken and its length
  • an approximate timing for each piece (broken down for individual movements/sections of larger works)
  • the overall programme length, which should include gaps between items and, where applicable, a longer break.

In cases where there isn’t enough room on the form, the programme information can be continued on a second form.

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