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Practical music exams

In the following practical music exams, for both the Comprehensive and Repertoire format, an additional written exam is required to complete the exam and release the exam certificate. Theoretical knowledge of music is an expectation of higher practical exams and this study will assist practical music students to perform with greater musicality and an understanding of musical concepts, periods and styles.

These written exams can be done online at any time. More information about enrolling for an online theory exam.

The additional requirement does not need to be completed before the practical exam and there is no time limit in which to pass the written exam after the practical exam. The practical certificate will be posted to the enrolling person approximately one week after the written certificate has been issued. 

It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide proof of the written exam result if undertaken outside of AMEB (NSW). Check Table A in the Regulations section of the AMEB Manual of Syllabuses for the equivalence of written exams taken with alternate examining authorities. 

No additional written exam is required in For Leisure syllabuses or any practical Rockschool subject.

Grade 6

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 2 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft.

Grade 7

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 3 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft.

Grade 8

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 4 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft

Certificate of Performance

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 4 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft.

AMusA

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 5 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony

LMusA

Additional requirement - Pass (65%+) in AMEB Grade 6 Theory of Music or Musicianship or Music Craft

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony

Theory and Musicianship Exams

In the following written exams, an additional practical exam is required to complete the exam and release the exam certificate.

The additional requirement does not need to be completed before the written exam.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide notification of the date of passing the additional requirement and the state in which the exam was taken.

AMusA Musicianship

Additional requirement - Credit in AMEB Grade 5 practical Comprehensive exam.

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony.

LMusA Musicianship

Additional requirement - Credit in AMEB Grade 6 practical Comprehensive exam.

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony.

AMusA Theory of Music

Additional requirement - Credit in AMEB Grade 5 practical Comprehensive exam.

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony

LMusA Theory of Music

Additional requirement - Pass in AMEB Grade 6 practical Comprehensive exam.

Both the practical and written exams must be completed by 31 December to receive the diploma award the following March at the AMEB (NSW) Diploma Presentation Ceremony.

Speech and Drama exams

There are no prerequisites in the Voice and Communication syllabus.

For the Drama and Performance awards, ADPA and LDPA, candidates must pass a qualifying exam(s) before entering for the practical exam.

In all cases the stated prerequisite is the minimum requirement.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide notification of the date of passing the prerequisite and the state in which the prerequisite exam was taken.

Please refer to the AMEB Manual of Speech and Drama Syllabuses for more information.

ADPA

Prerequisite requirements -

Pass in Grade 7 Speech & Performance Theory or Theory of Speech and Drama

AND

B or credit grading in the Certificate of Drama and Performance (CDPA)or B grading in Grade 7 Speech & Drama (practical).

LDPA

Prerequisite requirement - Pass in ADPA.