Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update – Germany

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions remain lifted, we will open a booking period from 11 August– 21 August September with exams to be held November - December. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Contemporary instrumental techniques – the oboe!

In this exciting new strand of our Lockdown Live series, London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they're used in a contemporary setting. See the techniques and styles used in new music composition, with examples from a selection of the most renowned works of contemporary writing.

In this live video, oboist Melinda Maxwell explores contemporary writing for oboe, performing the world premiere of Simon Holt’s Raw Air, which was written specially for Melinda. She will also draw on examples from Edgard Varèse’s Octandre and Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Sampler.

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