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Changes for paper-based written exams
 02-10-2019

From 2020, AMEB will be making changes to the way it offers paper-based exams. There will no longer be an August written session. In its place, exams will be made available on an 'on application' basis for all grades of Theory of Music exams.

"On application" Theory of Music exams will be available:

  • for grades 1 to 6
  • for groups of a minimum size of 10 across all grades, eg enrolled by schools, teachers…
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New trumpet syllabus coming in November 2019
 26-09-2019

Our newest release, Trumpet series 2, will hit the shelves in November 2019. Series 2 Trumpet will include grade books (preliminary - grade 4), sight-reading, technical work & orchestral excerpts and recorded accompaniments (preliminary - grade 3). Two new examinations have also been added to the trumpet syllabus: Preliminary at the beginning, and the Certificate of Performance, a recital-style examination between grade 8 and…

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New AMEB Theory Workbooks
 04-07-2019

AMEB Theory Workbooks

AMEB’s new Theory of Music integrated course and workbook series represents the only official Theory of Music publications aimed at preparing students specifically for AMEB Theory of Music examinations.

Written and published by…

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Examiner honours
 03-07-2019

We are pleased to announce that four AMEB (NSW) past and present examiners have been recognised this year with honours for their dedication to music, music education and the performing arts.

In the Australia Day Honours List, Dr Jeanell Carrigan received the Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Recently-retired examiner, Dr Carrigan, was instrumental in the development of the new AMEB collaborative Piano…

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AMEB (NSW) Teaching Awards
 02-05-2019

(Pictured: Charmaine Gibbs, Most outstanding private teacher Preliminary to Grade 6 - Vocal)

We congratulate the teachers, studios and school music departments who received one of the top placements in our annual Teaching Awards for results achieved in 2018 AMEB exams. The full list of award winners and commendations is…

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AMEB (NSW) 2019 Diploma Presentation Ceremony
 02-05-2019

AMEB (NSW) held their annual Diploma Presentation Ceremony on Sunday 10 March 2019 at the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Kensington. Over 170 talented Music and Speech and Drama students celebrated the culmination of years of hard work as they received their 2018 diplomas in front of hundreds of family and friends. Mike Tyler, the Chair of the Federal AMEB Board, was present to deliver the keynote address and present recipients…

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Changes this year
Piano Technical Work
 02-05-2019

The new AMEB Technical Workbooks, Level 1 and Level 2 are necessary for students who have enrolled in the New Comprehensive Piano grade exams. The old (2008) AMEB Technical Workbook is required for students who have enrolled in the Old Comprehensive piano grade exams. Please…

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Centenary Concert
 24-04-2019

AMEB (NSW) celebrated its centenary year in 2018 by holding a concert showcasing our examiners, teachers and students. Hear from the compère Simone Whetton as she welcomes the audience to the concert.

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Exam enrolments are open
 18-04-2019

Enrolments are now open for exams that will take place in the second half of 2019:

  • Metropolitan Music Grades (Preliminary, 1 to 8 and Certificate) - periods 3, 4 and 5
  • Metropolitan Music Diplomas
  • Metropolitan Speech and Drama - periods 2 and 3
  • Regional Piano
  • Regional Speech and Drama
  • Accordion, Harp and Organ
  • CPM and Percussion
  • Rockschool
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Changes this year
Notice of Withdrawal - old Brass syllabus
 30-11-2018

The 2016 syllabuses for Trumpet, Trombone and Euphonium are no longer examinable. Only the syllabus as per the 2019 Manual of Syllabuses is available for examination.