Welcome to the North & Midlands School of Music

The North & Midlands School of Music offer musicians from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to gain a qualification.

Our examinations are open to all subscribing members of the School paying the annual subscription, currently £20.

Candidates can suggest the date and venue for their assessment. If carried out by video link, this will need to establish the presence of an audience, where necessary, to show that the performance is live. Video recordings / sound recordings of performances are NOT permissible.

If a candidate would like to take an assessment in person, details of the venue must be agreed with the examiner and the examiner’s travel expenses will be added to the exam fee. Candidates can also choose the works to be performed, subject to approval, for the preferred level.

Candidates can also offer a dissertation on a musical topic approved by the School. Examinations also are available in composition, and liturgical accompaniment and singing.

Our diplomas are complimented by a range of academic hoods. Once you have joined the School, you will be entitled the School Membership Hood (non-award bearing) and an academic gown.

Founded in 1992, we are an independent, self-funding organisation. Special non-repayable bursaries for under-21s are available and can be applied for, funded by the Thomas Memorial Fund.

We are sure can we help you develop your potential and celebrate your success. Do get in touch with us and let us help you gain recognition for your musical talent.