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Hitting the right note: ABRSM and Hal Leonard join forces for the Singing for Musical Theatre Songbooks

ABRSM and Hal Leonard Europe have hit the right note by working together and publishing new Singing for Musical Theatre Songbooks! This new partnership supports the recent launch of ABRSM’s Singing for Musical Theatre exams, for Grades 1–3.

For many singers, accessing a variety of popular, published songs from a wide-range of musicals in one place can be challenging. Through working in partnership with Hal Leonard Europe, ABRSM have combined their world renowned expertise in syllabus development together with music publishing to create a fantastic songbook collection. The collection will not only help support ABRSM Grade 1-3 candidates with their exam preparations, but are certain to be hugely popular with musical theatre fans who just love to sing or to take to auditions.

Sneak peak inside

The songbook collection covers Grades 1, 2 & 3 and includes everyone’s favourite songs from musicals including: Les Misérables, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, School of Rock, Shrek, plus many more.
Each songbook includes 12 songs, from ABRSM’s Singing for Musical Theatre syllabus. With a broad repertoire range, the arrangements for these well-known classics have been carefully selected to encourage safe singing, and a route for changing voices as well as age-appropriate content.
The Singing for Musical Theatre songbooks are exclusively distributed through Hal Leonard in the UK and around the world, and are available to purchase now!

A living list

ABRSM’s Singing for Musical Theatre syllabus was first published online and is a living list. This is so that it can be regularly refreshed and updated, allowing candidates to perform songs from the latest musicals in the exam room.
ABRSM recently added a further 30 songs across Grades 1-3 to the syllabus. The added songs feature in recent shows and films such as Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as well as some re-discovered favourites.
The updated lists are available now, and the added songs can be used in exams from 1 January 2020.
Download the Singing for Musical Theatre syllabus from www.abrsm.org/sfmt.

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