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Information to help prepare for a Video Repertoire exam
AMEB (NSW) is pleased to announce that Repertoire exams by video will continue to be offered in 2021.
The exam process for Video Repertoire Exams is as shown in the following diagram:
Please note the timeline is a guide only. Times may vary due to the number of video exams submitted, type of instrument and examiner availability.
Your Guide to AMEB Recorded Video Exams
Continuing to be offered in 2021
> Exam preparation
> Enrolment process
> Recording your video
> Uploading & submitting your video
> Exam viewing and results
> Music Video exam submission form
> Drama and Communication Video exam submission form
When should I be recording my Video Repertoire Exam recording?
The Video Repertoire Exam recording must be recorded no earlier than three (3) weeks prior to enrolment and no later than three (3) weeks after enrolment.
Does the Video Repertoire Exam performance require an accompanist?
If the work is written with accompaniment it must be performed with accompaniment which may be provided by an associate artist or a recording.
Does the candidate need to prepare Technical Work?
No. There are no Technical Work requirements for Repertoire exams.
What is the cost for a Video Repertoire Exam?
The cost is the same as the equivalent ‘face to face’ exam. Refer to the exam fees and codes page.
Will the candidate receive a certificate?
Yes. Once the assessment has been made, the report and result will be available on AMEB Connect and the appropriate certificate will be mailed to the enrolling person. The turnaround time will vary from two to four weeks, depending on the volume of examinations and postal services.
What if the video recording is not of good quality?
It is the enroller’s responsibility to ensure that the video is of examinable quality – sound and vision. If an examiner finds that the recording is not of examinable quality, the exam will be marked ‘Unable to Assess’.
Is a Repertoire Exam easier to pass than the Comprehensive Exam?
This alternate format does not imply a way to cut corners in a student’s musical advancement. Sound musical technique and understanding is not directly examined in a Repertoire Exam, but it still must be inherent in the performance of the student’s program of works. Examiners will still ensure comments and grades are provided according to the syllabus requirements and grading descriptors in the AMEB Manual of Syllabuses. Aspects of technique or musicality found lacking will be commented upon and reflected in the grade awarded.
As the Comprehensive and the Repertoire Exams are comparable in rigour, from 2021 candidates may continue along their exam pathway with a mixture of these exam formats, or switch from one format to the other as they progress through the grades.
Will Repertoire Exam results count as an Adjustment Factor in University bonus point schemes?
UNSW and ANU have confirmed that they will recognise AMEB Grade 8 Repertoire as equivalent to AMEB Grade 8 Comprehensive results in their EAPL scheme from 2020 onward. Please contact the relevant university directly for more information.
What are the advantages of a Video Repertoire Exam?
- This format also offers greater enrolment flexibility. Candidates can enrol for a Video Repertoire Exam outside of their postcode period ie anytime before the closing date for Video Exams and submit their Video within 3 weeks of enrolling.
- Candidates can record their exam performance at any time or venue that is convenient for them.
- Video Repertoire Exams are the only guaranteed exam option for grade candidates this year (except for grades 7 and 8 and Certificate of Performance).
A member of AMEB (NSW)’s administrative team would be pleased to answer any questions concerning Video Repertoire Exams and may be contacted by completing the Video Exams Enquiry Form.