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Sarah Chen receiving her award from Simone Whetton(
Pictured: Sarah Chen, winner of Most outstanding private teacher Preliminary to Grade 4 - Keyboard, winner of Most outstanding private teacher Grade 5 to Certificate - Keyboard, and top 5 placing in Most outstanding private teacher Preliminary to Licentiate - Written)

We congratulate the teachers, studios and school mus

AMEB (NSW) 2019 Teaching Awards

AMEB will be releasing the Theory of Music Integrated Course and Workbook Grade 4 in November. This new publication is the next book in the series of AMEB Theory publications for Grades 1, 2 and 3 which were released last year.

The book is written by AMEB’s Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums and covers all of the material in the AMEB Grade 4 Theory of Music syllabus.

AMEB Grade 4 Theory books
Dipping toes into water

AMEB (NSW) contacted a handful of people who have already experienced the new Video Repertoire exam from a variety of perspectives. Our panel of respondents included a private studio piano teacher, a music school that teaches singing and musical theatre, an AMEB (NSW) examiner who has both examined and prepared his own candidates for AMEB Video Repertoire exams, and a multi-instrumentalist school music teacher who has enrolled himself and his students for Video Repertoire exams this year.

Video exams – dipping your toe in the great unknown!

As the COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed, a number of decisions are being made on how to best examine AMEB candidates in 2020.

The following information is current as at 29 May 2020. Please visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date information, and check our Q&As for helpful information about enrolments and exams.

AMEB (NSW) examinations in 2020

Harp Repertoire exams can be taken as Video Repertoire exams in 2020.

Please refer to the Harp syllabus for the detailed requirements of a Harp Repertoire exam. Only List Pieces and Own Choice Pieces need to be prepared for a Repertoire exam. Technical work, aural tests, sight reading and general knowledge are not examined. See more information about Harp subjects.

Harp exams can be taken by video

Repertoire exams are now available for the Accordion syllabus, from Preliminary to Grade 8. This is the only option for Accordion grade exams in 2020.

Repertoire exams provide an option for candidates to present for an AMEB assessment with repertoire (List pieces and Own Choice) requirements only. There are no other requirements (Technical Work, General Knowledge, Aural tests or Sight Reading) in the Repertoire examination. See more information about Accordion subjects.

Accordion Repertoire syllabus

‘For Leisure’ subjects now offered as Video Repertoire Exams

Repertoire exams have been temporarily introduced in 2020 (video exams only) for Preliminary to Grade 8 in the following syllabuses:

Repertoire option for Leisure syllabuses