News and Events
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Congratulations to the 2016 7th Grade Scholarship Winners!
The AMEB is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2016 7th Grade Scholarships are
For Leisure Syllabus:
Saturday 18th February 2017 9am-5pm
Hartley Concert Room, The University of Adelaide, Kintore Avenue
Join Senior Musical Theatre lecturer (VCA-MCM) Dr Zachary Dunbar, and learn some useful acting techniques for music theatre. The workshop is for both teachers and students, and is based on AMEB's National Musical Theatre syllabus. Participants will learn how to embody a character's actions as well as integrating acting and singing components.
Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching
The Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching is designed to upgrade the knowledge, skills and understanding of in-service instrumental music teachers to be eligible to apply for Special Authority for an Unregistered Person to Teach from the Teachers' Registration Board of SA.
Click here for more information or contact the Elder Conservatorium of Music for more information on 8313 5995.
The AMEB is now delivering Rockschool exams and syllabuses in Australia.
Rockschool is a vibrant, contemporary music program of exams and globally recognised qualifications for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, band-based keyboards and bands. Rockschool specialises in music of the most popular genres in a range of rock, pop, metal and funk styles.
The program offers comprehensive syllabuses and a range of exam support materials including grade books, companion guides, technical handbooks and backing recordings. These are regularly updated by musicians across the academic, music industry and live performance sectors to ensure the music remains current and authentic.
Click here to find out more
The AMEB's recently released Recorded Accompaniments for use in study and examinations. The piano accompaniments have proved popular as a practice tool in particular, and also for use in early grade AMEB examinations. They feature performances of the accompaniment part for pieces in the corresponding AMEB grade books and we hope that they prove to be a valuable resource for students and teachers around the country.
AMEB's practice app MyTempo corresponds to the release of the Recorded Accompaniments, allowing users to speed up, slow down and loop any Recorded Accompaniment, backing track or recording through their smartphone or tablet at any speed they choose.
Visit the Recorded Accompaniments page for more information.
MyTempo - the Practice App!
The AMEB's MyTempo App allows students to speed up, slow down and loop any recording through their smartphone or tablet. MyTempo corresponds to the release of AMEB’s recorded accompaniments, allowing users to practise with the recorded accompaniment at any speed they choose. MyTempo is available for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple Store or from Google Play.
See how it works at the official MyTempo Webpage.
Available from the AMEB office, major retail outlets and the AMEB's Online Shop. Your orders will be delivered to your door.
All syllabuses are now available as digital downloads.
AMEB (SA & NT) 2017 OFFICE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-5pm
The closure facilitates administrative processing.
If you cannot reach staff members when calling during opening hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as staff members have addressed the previous customer's queries.
2017 Hard Copy Theory Exam Dates
Please note the dates for 2017 hard copy exams are
August 22-23 ONLY.
There will be no May or October Hard Copy Session for Theory
Piano, Series 17
In 2015 the AMEB launched Piano Series 17; a full suite of piano grade books and recording & handbooks.
Series 17 Publications and packs will be available from;
- AMEB's Online Shop
- AMEB retailers
The 2015 Piano Syllabus will be published in the 2015 Manual of Syllabuses and will also be available as a digital download from the Federal AMEB website. Beyond this, there will be no alteration to the Manual list in the current syllabus and no grade book series will be withdrawn as a result of Series 17 being added. There will be no alteration to the technical work in the current syllabus which is set out in the Piano Technical Work Book (2008).
Withdrawal from examination
From 2018, the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination:
- Fellowship in Music (FMusA)
- Fellowship in Speech and Drama (FSDA)
- Electronic Organ
- Free Bass Accordion (Syllabus only available by digital download)
Please note that Stradella Accordion exams will still be offered.
On-Line Theory Examinations
The AMEB is continuing to expand its offering of online examinations in theory syllabi. On-line exams can be taken at any time with unlimited practice exams. Candidates receive results instantly for lower-grade exams, and within 3-4 business days for higher-grade exams. Successful candidate will receive their certificates in the mail after completing their exam.
On-line theory examinations now run in the following grades:
- Theory of Music - Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
- Grades 1,2 and 3 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
- Grades 3-6 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.
- Musicianship - Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
- Grades 1 and 2 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
- Grade 3-6 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.
- Music Craft (Aural and Written) - Prelim, Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Grades Preliminary, 1 and 2 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
- Grade 3 and 4 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.
On-line examinations can be accessed from www.amebexams.edu.au
Please call for further information.
- State Office (08) 8313 8088
- Federal Office (03) 8660 5800
On-line Theory Courses
Interactive online courses in Theory of Music are now available for teachers struggling to fit theory training into practical lesson time. The on-line courses allow students to learn at their own pace, either independently or by supporting what is learned in the classroom or private music studio. Once a student has successfully completed a course, they will be ready to do an AMEB exam in Theory of Music.
Online Courses for Theory of Music are now available for grades 1 & 2 and are accessible at www.amebtheory.edu.au