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Wanaka pupils scheduled to sit Trinity College music exams faced an unexpected pause last month, but technology allowed the music to play on.

Mount Aspiring College (MAC) music teacher Johanna Hansen said the exams were scheduled for November 8 and 9, but a week before teachers were told an examiner would not be available as they would have to come from Auckland.

The exams for local children from year 3 through year 10 were held in the Lake Wanaka Centre each year.

Fellow MAC music teacher Helen Carter suggested they continue by using a digital option and sending the files to Trinity College, in London, and all pupils were able to complete their exams as planned.