Item EH/11/2 - The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music certificate for pianoforte

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GB GB1179 EH-EH/11-EH/11/2

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The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music certificate for pianoforte

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  • 1951 (Creation)

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(1889-present)

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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (1889-present) is the UK's largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world's leading provider of music exams. In 1889, Sir Alexander MacKenzie, principal of the Royal Academy of Music, suggested to Sir George Grove, director of the Royal College of Music, that their two pre-eminent musical training institutions unite to create a new examining body "inspired by disinterested motives for the benefit of musical education”. The new body, ABRSM, was designed specifically to provide an impartial and authoritative alternative to privately owned examining institutions, which were widely perceived to be motivated more by mercenary concerns than a real desire to promote high standards of musical education and assessment. Over 650,000 candidates now sit ABRSM exams each year in more than 90 countries around the globe.

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The certificate shows that Elizabeth passed with merit in Grade IV (lower) pianoforte, in Jul 1951. Elizabeth was presented for examination by her mother, Mrs C Harwood.

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