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The chief examiner of the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, active in 93 countries, is stepping down after 12 years.
John Holmes has given no reason for his decision but the past few years have been beset with much turbulence.
A statement says: ‘John has led the examiner community through important developments, including the greater involvement of more examiners in examiner support and CPD; the formulation of assessment criteria across different exam types and the move from on-paper examining to Marcato, our digital tool for examiners. He has brought passion, energy and brilliant presentation skills to the role and a real focus on trying to make both the exams and the examining the best they can be.
‘We now have an opportunity to put in place plans that achieve continuity and that build strongly upon John’s legacy after his many years in post.’