ABRSM is The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and a global music education charity, which aims to inspire and enrich lives through music. ABRSM is also Classic FM’s Partner in Music Education.
Building on its 135-year heritage, the ABRSM offers resources for students and teachers around the world, including face-to-face and digital exams, sheet music, recordings, apps and courses.
Four Royal Schools of Music are members of ABRSM, forming a partnership of five organisations dedicated to inspiring musical achievement. As a charity, ABRSM’S donations encompass a range of grants, scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries, for organisations and individuals. All promote music education and support achievement, progression, creativity, diversity, inclusion, sustainability and leadership in music education in the UK and globally.
ABRSM’s collaboration with Classic FM has resulted in the UK’s biggest ever celebration of music teachers, as the two organisations joined forces for Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017. The organisation also worked with Classic FM to launch a music education partnership called ‘Classical 100.’ This initiative is a collection of 100 great pieces of classical music – designed to be used as a resource for primary school teachers to use in lessons, school assemblies and anywhere they like. Alongside the 100 pieces, there’s a wealth of information about the composer and the story behind the music.
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As a charity, they invest £6 million in music education annually in both the UK through their Royal Schools partners and internationally.