Latest exam updates

Performance Grades – booking for our next session of remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in the week beginning 5 April. To check dates click here. You can find all our Performance Grades information and guidance here.

隆重推出Singing for Musical Theatre考試第1-3級。

  • 2018年10月4日——在線發布第1-3級曲目列表。
  • 2019年1月——可在全球範圍內參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試。
  • 更高級別的考試將於2019年秋天推出。

為何參加Singing for Musical Theatre考試?


「全新Singing for Musical Theatre考綱為年幼學生提供絕佳機會,讓他們表演、學習、練習,以及最重要的 —— 享受樂趣。考綱曲目在多個方面充滿挑戰,包括曲風、表達、通過歌曲表演、不同的聲樂素質和技巧等。曲目列表提供了各種選擇,鼓勵學生探索新曲目。 」Rachel Lyske 英國學校老師和ABRSM 顧問。.

參與我們全新的Singing for Musical Theatre考試,演唱你喜愛的歌曲,同時培養音樂劇技能,讓你在排練、試音和演出現場大顯身手。在此過程中,你還會收穫寶貴的相關技能——不僅限於音樂創作方面,也包括生活方面。

ABRSM首席考官John Holmes說:

"與研發其他考綱一樣,我們以極為謹慎的態度對這個音樂體裁進行評估,從而創造出清晰、完善、循序漸進的學習途徑。Singing for Musical Theatre是ABRSM的新考試,這個『新』是相對於現有考試科目的『新』,而從ABRSM的長項來講,則是大家熟悉的——以行之有效的原則評分,為學生的音樂成長奠定堅實的基礎、為他們的音樂成就提供可靠的里程碑"。」







Being able to sight-read unfamiliar music is one of those skills that every singer should have. It helps you to join in more easily, learn things more quickly and access all kinds of music for yourself. It could help you to step into a new role at short notice, access session work and much more.

In the exam, the examiner will give you a short piece of music that you haven’t seen before. They are written in attractive, accessible Musical Theatre styles with optional words in English. Each short piece starts with a piano introduction, you will have half a minute to try it out, before you sing it with the examiner playing the accompaniment. The piano part either doubles (Grades 1–2) or supports (Grade 3–5) the melody line, so you can use your musical instinct to find the tune, as well as reading it.

Aural training develops your strong musical ‘ear’, helping you to feel a pulse, keep in time and understand harmonies and melody lines. These are important skills when you have to pick up tunes quickly with limited rehearsal time. Musical theatre singers are often very strong in this area and our tests give you the chance to demonstrate that.

At Grades 1–3 the aural test syllabus is the same as for other ABRSM Practical Grade subjects.

For Grades 4 & 5 we have developed new aural tests specifically for Singing for Musical Theatre Practical Grades. These are closely modelled on our standard aural tests to ensure parity, with some differences to reflect the realities of how Musical Theatre singers learn best.

The examiner will deliver the tests from the piano and you will be asked to respond by singing, clapping and answering questions about the music you hear.

Practical Grade syllabus

Click on the button below to download the complete Singing for Musical Theatre Practical Grades 1–5 Syllabus from 2021.

Performance Grades

Performance Grades are our new remotely-assessed exams with a focus on performance. They provide recognition for the communication, interpretation and storytelling skills that sit at the heart of every successful musical performance.

Performance Grade exams for Singing for Musical Theatre are now available at Grades 1 to 8. Each Performance Grade consists of four accompanied songs in one continuous performance – three from the syllabus lists and one of your own choice – and a mark for performance as a whole. Full programming requirements, including timings, are given in the syllabus.

You can click on individual exam elements below for further detail.

You will choose four accompanied songs, one from each list – A, B and C – and one of your own choice. This is an opportunity to show the range of characters you can express and your ability to create a programme of music.

A mark is given for your performance as a whole, crediting your ability to put together a coherent and convincing performance event, so your choice of repertoire, the way the songs are contrasted, the order they are presented, and the different moods and characters they inhabit are all important.



  • 有伴奏歌曲——每首歌曲滿分30分
  • 無伴奏歌曲——滿分21分
  • 視唱測試——滿分21分
  • 聽力測試——滿分18分


  • 100-119分:合格
  • 120-129分:良好
  • 130分以上:優異(提示起立鼓掌)




Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.


A practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio without altering the pitch.

Contact us

If you have any questions about ABRSM’s Singing for Musical Theatre exams, please get in touch.

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