RSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music) is a performance-only diploma. It’s an opportunity for you to demonstrate performance skills after Grade 8.
You will perform a 30-minute programme where you are assessed on your musical communication skills, interpretation and technical delivery. There are no written or spoken elements and no scales, sight-reading or aural tests, making it a very accessible exam.
Exams are available worldwide from January 2017. They are held at the same venues as ABRSM’s graded music exams and during the same time periods.
ARSM is for:
- Anyone seeking a challenge beyond Grade 8
- Musicians who want to get back into playing or singing after a break
- Students looking to enhance their performance skills before entering higher education