ABRSM Singing exams consist of three accompanied songs at all grades, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, an unaccompanied song, sight-singing and aural tests. Grade 6–8 exams consist of four accompanied songs rather than three.

Académie of Stars prepare the student to obtain certification in the chosen Subject. The syllabus will be based on the requirements of the examination board.

Performers sing a short programme of music of their own choice lasting no longer than 15 minutes in total. Suitable for musicians of all levels, the assessment is delivered by a professional musician providing an objective, independent evaluation with no pass or fail and without marks awarded.

MARCH
✰ Registration Deadline: end of October 
✰ Training Period: September – March

SEPTEMBER  
✰ Registration Deadline: end of April
✰ Training Period: March – September

Training sessions for the preparation for each grade will differ and depends on the requirements. There is a minimum of 6 months of 24 sessions to prepare for each grade. Higher grade exams will require minimum of 36 sessions to prepare.

Examination Content

✰ Three accompanied songs
from memory, one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists with a total maximum programme time of four minutes

✰ Unaccompanied song (folk song)
from memory, of the candidate’s own choice

✰ Sight-singing 
a short piece of previously unseen music, accompanied by the examiner at the piano

✰ Aural tests
administered by the examiner from the piano

Examination Content

✰ Three accompanied songs
from memory, one chosen by the candidate from each of the five lists

✰ Unaccompanied song (folk song)
from memory, of the candidate’s own choice

✰ Sight-singing 
a short piece of previously unseen music, accompanied by the examiner at the piano.

✰ Aural tests
administered by the examiner from the piano

Prerequisite 
Candidates for Grade 6, 7 or 8 exams must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz instrument. For full details including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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