ABRSM, the world's leading music exam board, will begin publishing its new Piano and Brass syllabuses next week, which come into effect on January 1st 2013.
The Piano syllabus comprises 158 newly selected pieces from a range of classical and contemporary composers. It will be supported by new Piano Exam Pieces sheet music and recordings and further support for piano teachers will be available through a series of seminars to introduce the new repertoire in late 2012.
The Piano syllabus offers a colourful range of works from a diverse array of countries including Chinese pieces at Grades 2 and 6, a piece by Venezuelan composer Federico Ruiz at Grade 4 and a rare Chopin arrangement of a Polish song at Grade 3.
ABRSM’s new Brass syllabus will feature new set pieces for horn, Eb horn, baritone/euphonium and tuba. New publications and recordings will also be available to support teachers and learners. In addition, teachers seeking an introduction to the new repertoire can attend one of ABRSM’s UK conference sessions in the autumn term.