Our Music Grade and Diploma exams are available both in digital and face-to-face formats.
The next Brass syllabus is planned for release in 2024. The current syllabus remains operational and will run an overlap year through to 2025.
Build authentic skills
Our performance-grounded technical work and supporting tests are specifically designed to develop the skills that are specific to your instrument. A combination of unique lip flexibility and performance-led exercises, along with orchestral and brass band extracts, develop essential and authentic brass skills and techniques progressively through the grades.
Explore diverse repertoire
Discover pieces across a variety of styles and genres, from orchestral to jazz to brass band, and explore the directions you could take with your music-making.
Benefit from industry expertise
Use the syllabus, supporting books and online resources, developed with prominent brass players, to explore our exams and see where they can take you.
We offer brass exams from Initial to Grade 8. The Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system for new performers.
Exams are offered for a wide range of orchestral and brass band instruments: French horn, Eb tenor horn, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, Eb soprano cornet, euphonium, baritone, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, Eb bass and Bb bass.
Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.Information & Regulations