The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
Piano Grades 1-8 ( 2017&2018 )
Piano Grades 1-8 ( 2019&2020 )
Music Theory 1-8 ( 2018-Present )
ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music) ( 2017-Present )
* This is a performance-only diploma.
Diploma (DipABRSM, LRSM, FRSM) ( 2015-Present )
Trinity College London
Piano Advanced Certificate
Diploma (ATCL, LTCL, FTCL) ( 2009-2018 )
How to apply for music exams organized by ABRSM?
ABRSM music exams in Hong Kong are applied through Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA).
How to apply for music exams organized by Trinity?
Trinity music exams in Hong Kong are applied through Parsons Music Limited.
What is ARSM? What's the difference between ARSM and DipABRSM?
ARSM is a performance-only diploma that share the same repertoire list as DipABRSM.
ARSM does not consist of any written or spoken elements, scales, sight-reading, aural test.
ARSM is designed to bridge the gap between Grade 8 and DipABRSM.
What's the difference between the diploma exams organized by ABRSM and Trinity?
Of course, the repertoire lists of their diploma exams are different even though there may have overlapped pieces. Therefore, do check the repertoire list when preparing for your exam!
Both institution require candidate to write program notes for their chosen repertoire but the word limit that institutions set for each level is different.
ABRSM diploma exams also consist of sight-reading and viva voce sections while Trinity diploma exams does not.