Associate of the Royal School of Music (ARSM)
ARSM stands for Associate of the Royal Schools of Music.
A new diploma offered by ABRSM which designed to bridges the gap between ABRSM Grade 8 and DipABRSM which is available from Jan 2017.
What are the components?
The student needs to prepare a 30 minutes recital.
up to 10 minutes Grade 8 standard pieces or can be own-choice repertoire
at least 20 minutes from the ARSM repertoire list (Same as DipABRSM)
Who should take this?
This is suitable for student:-
who has not ready to go for higher diploma DipABRSM which involves many other components.
who wants to get a professional qualification by having letters after people's name
who returning to piano after achieving Grade 8 years ago.
Do I need Grade 8 in Piano?
Grade 8 in piano is a prerequisite.
What is the marking scheme?
Pieces presented 30%
Performance as a whole 20%
What is the passing mark?
Distinction = 45-50%
Merit = 40-44%
Pass = 34-39%
You may download syllabus from here.