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Piano exam NYSSMA VS ABRSM? (Read 4987 times)

Offline teafunly

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« on: April 18, 2014, 07:18:43 AM »
Hi! i have a student coming to me saying she wanna do grade 8 of abrsm for next year saying that he has finished NYSSMA grade 5 in the past, since i huv no background on this US system, would anyone give me some advice on NYSSMA grade 5 would be equivalent to which level in ABRSM? many thanks,


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Re: Piano exam NYSSMA VS ABRSM?
«Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 04:17:36 PM »
The best thing would be to get them to play the pieces they did for this exam and see for yourself what level they are. And give them some ABRSM grade 5 music to sight read, if they are around grade 8 they should be able to sight-read at grade 5 level.

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Re: Piano exam NYSSMA VS ABRSM?
«Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 08:42:25 PM »
I was not aware that the US have grading systems too.  Is this a recent thing?  US music colleges must be wanting to get a share in the lucrative business called piano exams.  At a piano course last year, I met a piano professor at Royal College of Music in London, who was also ABRSM's diploma examiner.  He didn't have a lot of nice things to see about ABRSM!
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3