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A message from the State Manager AMEB (NSW)
 07-12-2021

Dear teachers, candidates and parents,

As 2021 comes to a close, we can reflect on what a challenging year this has been for all of us. Many teachers have had to undergo a very sudden and uncomfortable move to embrace technology and delve into the world of online lessons, whilst trying to keep their students engaged and motivated despite the uncertainty surrounding ever-changing exam possibilities. Students have contended…

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Certificate of Performance exam options
 25-08-2021

Due to the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Sydney area in recent weeks, and for the safety of the entire AMEB (NSW) community, the face-to-face Certificate of Performance exams have been cancelled.

Enrollers and their candidates have been provided with the following options:

  • refund (less 0.04% merchant interchange fee)
  • transfer to a Certificate of Performance Comprehensive two section…
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Online Theory of Music course - Grade 4
 05-07-2021

AMEB has expanded its offering of quality learning tools by adding Grade 4 to the existing range of online Theory of Music courses grades 1 – 3.

The self-guided Grade 4 course is made up of 14 video lessons accompanied by interactive online practice tests and downloadable PDF lesson outlines. This course builds on the knowledge acquired in our grade 1 – 3 courses to help candidates thoroughly prepare for the AMEB Theory of…

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Changes this year
Grades 1, 5, 6 and 7 Speech & Performance Theory now online
 05-07-2021

Speech and Performance Theory exams for Grades 1, 5, 6 and 7 are now available online.

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…

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Video Repertoire exam preparation
 22-04-2021

It is important that enrollers understand what is required in this slightly different exam format. Please click here for information that will…

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Changes this year
Collaborative exams in 2021
 31-03-2021

Collaborative exams are permitted in 2021, other than piano duets. The continuing requirement for distancing makes piano duets not possible.

Follow the links for more information on collaborative exams for Grade 7 and…

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New Transfer and Rescheduling Policy
 17-03-2021

The existing AMEB (NSW) Transfer Policy was reviewed in late 2020 to determine if options for candidates could be expanded to provide more choices. This was done in response to customer feedback.

Following the review, the AMEB (NSW) Board approved new policies (the Rescheduling Policy and the Transfer Policy) that are more closely aligned with other state AMEB offices. These policies apply to enrolments received on or after…

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Exam Dates for 2021
 02-03-2021
Video Repertoire Exams
Video Exams - First Session 20 (Video Repertoire Exams only)

Video Repertoire Exams will be available in 2021. The exam session will commence earlier than our usual face-to-face Metro First Session exam period.

  • 27 January 2021 – Enrolments open via…
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Changes this year
New Harp syllabus
 10-12-2020

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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Changes this year
New Lower Brass syllabus - Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium
 10-12-2020

Trombone, Bass Trombone and Euphonium

A revised syllabus is now available which includes:

  • new Preliminary grade
  • new Technical Workbook for Trombone & Euphonium. This Technical Workbook also contains orchestral excerpts.

Tuba

A revised syllabus is now available which includes:

  • new Preliminary grade
  • new Technical Workbook for Tuba. This Technical…
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