ABRSM launch the new Piano Syllabus 2019 & 2020

Thursday, 7 June 2018  |  Forwoods ScoreStore

On 7th June 2018, ABRSM launched their new piano syllabus, for exams in 2019 & 2020. The syllabus features a 100% repertoire refresh, with new selected pieces books available now from Forwoods ScoreStore.

Book & CD

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New Piano Syllabus 2019 & 2020

  • The new Piano syllabus will be available from 7 June 2018
  • The syllabus features 100% refreshed repertoire
  • There are no changes to the scales, sight-reading or aural test requirements

Syllabus validity

The new Piano syllabus comes into effect on 1 January 2019. This means that:

  • Candidates can begin to present pieces from the 2019 & 2020 lists
  • Candidates can continue to present pieces from the 2017 & 2018 lists during the overlap period (see below)
  • Scales, sight-reading and aural test requirements remain exactly the same as for the 2017 & 2018 syllabus

Syllabus overlap

For candidates wishing to present pieces drawn from the 2017 & 2018 syllabus, the following date limitations apply:

  • 31 May 2019: UK and Ireland only
  • 31 December 2019: All other countries
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