Based in London, England, ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries, including the United States every year.
ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. ABRSM offers pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress
Experience shows that the ABRSM program of graded exams works as a highly motivational tool which helps students progress two to three times faster than normal.
It benefits students by offering them a clear and structured framework against which they can measure their progress. In addition, it is a great aid to teachers in the structuring of their teaching program and in the provision of objective assessments on their students.
Grades 6 to 8 and diploma exams earn points for university entrance in the United Kingdom and some colleges and universities in the U.S.