- Theory of Music (Step, Grades 1-8 and 3 levels of diploma)
- Popular Music Theory (Preliminary and Grades 1-8)
We offer Theory exams in two formats:
Where can I take a written theory exam?
Written theory exams are held in exam centres around the world:
UK & Ireland: Theory exams are available at selected Public Centres (please contact the LCME office if you wish to hold Theory exams at your own venue).
Overseas: please contact the LCME office.
When can I sit a theory exam?
Theory exam dates are set by the LCME office and are the same in every country.
Exams are usually held in June and November.
Both Theory syllabuses are available in both formats (online and written) in the Summer and Winter sessions only.
Theory Diplomas are only available in the summer session.
Theory Exam Dates
- Winter 2020 - Saturday 12 December (closing date 15 Oct 2020)
How can I enter for a theory exam?
Please enter online for all theory exams, please do not use the paper entry form from the back of the handbooks.
Summer session booking is available from 01 March
Winter session booking is available from 01 September - DUE TO COVID19, in 2020, Theory exams will be available to book from 01 October 2020