Message from the General Manager
Welcome to AMEB Victoria’s Website, in which you will find information about the wide range of services that we offer in support of music and speech education.
The Australian Music Examinations Board proudly celebrated 100 years of service to education on 15 May 2018. It is estimated that the AMEB has conducted more than seven million examinations for students at various stages of their musical journey. Tens of thousands of high achievers have been recognised by the award of the prestigious AMEB Associate, Licentiate or Fellowship diploma.
A subsidiary of the University of Melbourne, AMEB Victoria operates on a not-for-profit basis, offering a wide range of services accessible to students from all regions of Victoria whilst keeping fees as affordable as possible. However, we do not compromise on quality: we offer feedback and assessment from specialist examiners who, together with our customer-focussed administrative team, aim to deliver services of the highest standard.
The AMEB continues to innovate to meet changing needs of students in music and speech. Perhaps the most significant development in recent years has been the introduction of a Repertoire Exam option for most instruments. AMEB’s traditional Comprehensive Exam continues to attract large numbers of enrolments and maintains its reputation as the gold standard for recognising the attainment of musical skills.
The benchmark AMEB Piano syllabus was revised in 2019, featuring specially-composed exercises in the Technical Work section and offering a ‘Collaborative’ option in higher grades.
Although the convenient online examinations in music theory are embraced by thousands of Victorians each year, we appreciate that some students prefer the pencil-and-paper approach. We are pleased to advise that, in 2020, paper-based exams in Theory of Music will be available to groups of ten or more candidates wishing to take an examination at the same time – on any day between 1 March and 30 November.
For students whose learning program does not suit an AMEB Comprehensive or Repertoire examination, AMEB Victoria offers a Performance Evaluation Program. The content of the Evaluation is determined by the teacher and customised to the needs of the student. As well as the in-person Evaluation, students now have the option of recording their performance and submitting a video for evaluation at any time from February to November.
AMEB is proud to continue its partnership with RSL (UK) to offer the range of Rockschool examinations. We would encourage students who wish to develop performance skills in contemporary popular music styles to consider the excellent Rockschool learning materials and establish a goal for their studies by enrolling for a Rockschool examination through AMEB Victoria.
Our online service centre AMEB Connect is a ‘one-stop shop’ where candidates can be enrolled for AMEB Practical and Online Written exams, Performance Evaluations, Teacher Consultations and Rockschool exams; and AMEB and Rockschool teaching and learning resources may be purchased. Prices are discounted for AMEB Victoria clients and any profits are used to assist AMEB candidates and teachers, through lower exam prices and student/teacher support programs.
We wish you every success with your teaching or studies, and we look for ward to supporting your learning and recognising your achievement throughout 2020.
Alwyn Mott BMus, DipEd(Melb), GradDipBusAdmin(Monash), AMusA