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Changes this year
No ID needed for Grade 8 Video exams
 04-04-2022

AMEB (NSW) required all videos to be uploaded to YouTube with an Unlisted privacy setting to protect the candidate’s privacy. Child welfare and online safety has always been a priority of AMEB (NSW) so we will always evolve our processes to support child online protection policies.

In recent weeks YouTube has changed the enforcement of their Child safety policy to disallow presentation of photo ID on all videos uploaded to…

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New Violin syllabus
 17-01-2022

A new Violin syllabus is available for examination from 2022.

New publications are available to use in conjunction with the syllabus:

  • Series 10 Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 7
  • Recorded accompaniments for Series 10 accompanied works for Preliminary to Grade 3
  • Violin Technical Workbook (2021) and Violin Sight Reading (2021)
  • Series 10 Handbooks for Preliminary to Grade 7
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Revised Trombone and Euphonium syllabuses
 17-01-2022

Revised syllabuses for Trombone, Bass Trombone and Euphonium are available for examination in 2022.

New publications will be available from late January 2022 to use in conjunction with the recently released Trombone & Euphonium Technical Work & Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Series 2 Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 4
  • Trombone & Euphonium Sight Reading (2021)

These publications can…

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Changes this year
Notice of Withdrawal - face to face Theory grade exams
 17-01-2022

2022 will be the last year that Theory of Music grades 1 to 6 will be available as face-to-face exams, however they will continue to be available as online exams.

 

 

Changes this year
New Horn syllabus
 17-01-2022

A new Horn (French Horn) syllabus is available for examination from 2022.

New publications are available to use in conjunction with the syllabus:

  • Series 2 Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 4
  • Recorded accompaniments for Series 2 accompanied works for Preliminary to Grade 3
  • Horn Technical Work & Orchestral Excerpts (2021)
  • Horn Sight Reading & Transposition (2021)
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Changes this year
New Accordion syllabus
 10-12-2020

A new Accordion syllabus is available for examination from 2021. This revised syllabus 2021 Accordion Syllabus is available as a digital download and has a refreshed Manual List.

The old syllabus as published in the 2019 Accordion Syllabus will be available for examination in 2021 and 2022, and will be withdrawn from 1 January 2023.

 

Changes this year
Revised Piano for Leisure syllabus
 10-12-2020

A revised Piano for Leisure syllabus is available for examination from 2022.

The Technical Work requirements have been reviewed. From 2022, Piano for Leisure Technical Work will be a sub-set of the Technical Work that appears in Piano Technical Work Level 1 (2018) and Piano Technical Work Level 2 (2018), currently being used for the Piano Comprehensive syllabus.

These publications can be purchased online through…

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Fellowship in Music Australia (FMusA) reintroduced
 07-02-2020

The Fellowship in Music Australia (FMusA) is the highest and most prestigious award offered by AMEB. From 2020, there is a new process to apply for the Fellowship exam. Read more.

 

Changes this year
Set Works
 03-02-2020

New set works will be introduced from 2020 for:

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

Theory of Music

Grade 5

As part of this changeover, questions relating to Set Works will be added to Theory of Music Grade 5, which has not previously had these questions. Currently students only encounter Set…

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New Harp syllabus
 17-01-2020

A new Harp syllabus is available for examination from 2021. This syllabus caters for candidates on both Lever and Pedal harp.

For the first time, publications are available to use in conjunction with the syllabus:

  • Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 4
  • Technical Workbook for both Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4) and Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8)
  • Sight Reading

These publications…

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