The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is an examination board and registered charity based in London, England, which provides examinations in music at centres around the world. ABRSM is one of five examination boards accredited by Ofqual to award graded exams and diploma qualifications in music within the UK's National Qualifications Framework . ABRSM is one of the world renowned examination boards.
Graded Music Exams
Graded music exams provide a structured framework for progression from beginner to advanced musician.
Grades 1–3 at Level 1
Grades 4–5 at Level 2
and Grades 6–8 at Level 3
Most subjects are offered from Grades 1–8 and have three standards of pass: a straight pass, a pass with merit and a pass with distinction.
ABRSM diploma, licentiate diploma and fellowship
These are professional qualifications.
These professional qualifications are recognized by US Universities and Colleges.
There are four levels
ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music)
DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music)
FRSM (Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music)