Friday, 7 June 2013

New ABRSM Woodwind Syllabus for 2014

In summer each year the music exam boards bring out the new syllabus for a few instruments.  This year ABRSM is refreshing the woodwind syllabus, with new requirements for flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon and recorder.  They have helpfully sent me an advance copy of all the pieces on the new syllabus and there are a lot of changes.

I'm not allowed to tell you what these are as they are under an embargo until 4th July, but there are a lot of new pieces, many from smaller publishers, which is welcome.  There are also new exam pieces books for flute and clarinet.  I am adding any pieces which I don't currently have, but there are a few brand new books which are still being printed.

One other change is that ABRSM are no longer using paper forms for exam entries, instead students/teachers have to enter online.

I will have all the pieces up on the website by 4th July, if you want to check out the syllabus in full then you can use this link to the exam section of the ABRSM website.

P.S. While they do have a shop, you will find that some of the books and delivery charges are cheaper with VS Music Supplies!