ABRSM Music Exams 2019

Bali International School students will once again have the opportunity to participate in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exams this year. This organization holds music examinations in 87 countries and is the largest and most global organization of its kind. It also offers the greatest range of instruments. There are eight grades in all and an exam consists of a performance section and various other tasks, such as scales and aural tests. There is also a prep Test on offer, which is for students who are beginners or sitting an exam for the first time. The purpose of this test is to encourage students and prepare them for sitting exams in the future. Students will benefit from these examinations by having proof of their skills if they move to another school. It will also help them to focus on a long-term goal. For Bali International School and its music department it is an opportunity to continue to connect with a large organization that is dedicated to music education and very active in teacher development.

If you are interested in your child taking an exam, please listen out for the call for participants around the time of February / March of 2019. You can also contact the Music Coordinators to make sure you haven’t missed the announced deadline for entries. Payments will be made at the office and sent off to the ABRSM headquarters. Exams take place in Bali between September and November but we will not know the exact date until the ABRSM sends the schedule for our students.

Once your child is registered, you cannot get your money back. If a student cannot sit the exam due to illness or other serious reasons then we can apply for a voucher to use for the exam sessions in the following year.

It is important that students start working towards the exam as soon as possible, so that they are well prepared and ready when the exam comes around later in the year. We also need to keep in mind the long holiday break in June and July. Once we have received the permission slips and confirmation of payment I will order the required books and the exam entries will be sent to the ABRSM.

If you have any questions about the exams please feel free to email (eandrews@baliis.net) or come and see me in person. you may also like to visit the ABRSM website by clicking here.

Yours sincerely

Edward Andrews (secondary) & Ibu IstiĀ (primary)