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Changes this year
G7 Speech & Performance Theory now online
 22-04-2020

Enrolments can now be submitted via AMEB Connect, just the same as practical exams. Candidates can choose to activate their exam on any day and at any time that is convenient to sit this exam, whether this is right away, or up to twelve months from the day of enrolling.

Once it is activated, the candidate must complete the exam with a supervisor they nominate, under normal exam conditions and in one continuous sitting.…

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Changes this year
Changes to regional exams in 2020
 15-04-2020
A message from the AMEB (NSW) regarding examinations in regional areas in 2020.


AMEB (NSW) continues to act in accordance with official advice from health authorities NSW Health and the…

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Changes this year
Video exams available in 2020
 15-04-2020

Video Repertoire Exams are available in 2020 to provide students with an exciting new performing arts goal to work toward during their COVID-19 isolation at home.

Students can enrol for a Video Repertoire Exam via AMEB Connect. Closing dates for enrolment are published on the Exam Dates 2020 page. Details and uploading instructions are…

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Changes this year
Old (2018) Piano syllabus examinable until end of 2021
 01-04-2020

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, AMEB has decided to postpone the withdrawal of the 2018 Piano syllabus by one year. Teachers and candidates can continue to prepare according to the Old (2018) Piano syllabus for exams in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

 

Changes this year
Collaborative piano syllabus not examinable in 2020
 01-04-2020

Due to social distancing requirements caused by COVID-19, AMEB (NSW) has decided that the Collaborative Piano syllabus will not be examined in 2020.

 

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

From 2020, AMEB will be making changes to the way it offers paper-based exams. The August written session will only be available for Speech and Performance Theory exams.

Theory of Music

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

The 2017 syllabus for Tuba is no longer examinable. Only the syllabus as per the 2020 Manual of Syllabuses is available for examination.