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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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Notice of Withdrawal - old Oboe syllabus
 30-11-2018

2019 is the last year that the 2017 syllabus for Oboe will be examined. Only the new Oboe syllabus as per the 2019 Manual of Syllabuses will be examined from 2020.

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.

Changes this year
Notice of Withdrawal - old Tuba syllabus
 30-11-2018

2019 is the last year that the 2017 syllabus for Tuba will be examined. Only the new Tuba syllabus as per the 2019 Manual of Syllabuses will be examined from 2020.

Changes this year
Fagottino
 15-11-2018

The use of the fagottino is now allowed in Level 1 (Grade 1 to Grade 4) within the standard Bassoon syllabus in order to cater for younger users of this syllabus. Teachers and candidates must ensure that, where applicable, appropriately transposed accompaniments are provided for the exam and that all requirements listed in the AMEB Bassoon syllabus are met.

Please note that candidates must present the whole exam on either…

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Notice of Withdrawal - CPM
 15-11-2018

From 1 January 2021 the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination:

  • CPM (Bass)
  • CPM (Guitar)
  • CPM (Vocal)
  • CPM (Revised Keyboard) and
  • CPM (Drum Kit)

These syllabuses will not be directly replaced, so 2020 is the final year that candidates may sit for an AMEB practical examination in CPM (Contemporary Popular Music).

AMEB has partnered with…

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Musical Theatre Manual Lists
 15-11-2018

Over 40 recent works have been added to the Musical Theatre Manual lists (across Grades 2 to Associate) for 2019 in order to keep pace with the latest repertoire in this syllabus area.

Changes this year
Set Works
 15-11-2018

New set works will be introduced from early 2020 for:

  • Theory of Music - Grades 5 and 6
  • Theory of Music - Licentiate Diploma (Musicology)
  • Musicianship - Grades 5 and 6

The current set works cannot be used once the new works have been introduced. More information on the exact dates of the changeover will be provided during 2019.

Theory of Music

As part of this changeover…

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Level 3 Exams - general knowledge and repeats
 15-11-2018

New guidelines regarding general knowledge and repeats for Level 3 (Associate and Licentiate) diploma exams have been included in every applicable syllabus. Please refer to Associate and Licentiate descriptions in each instrument or voice syllabus for further details.

Changes this year
Speech & Drama syllabus changes
 15-08-2018

AMEB (NSW) has updated the practical Speech & Drama syllabuses. Candidates can choose from:

  • Speech & Performance - an updated version of the popular Drama & Performance syllabus. It explores drama and interpretation for the individual performer, covering a variety of dramatic styles developing performance skills in voice and movement.This syllabus offers diplomas in teaching and performing…
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