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13 April update:

Repertoire exams for Preliminary to Grade 8 now available by video submission.
Read more about Video Repertoire exams.
Read more about recording a video exam performance.
Read more about accompaniment for Video Repertoire exams.

Face-to-face examination and application dates available here.


A repertoire-only examination was introduced in 2019. The traditional exam familiar to most teachers and candidates is now known as the Comprehensive exam and candidates are able to enrol in either the Comprehensive or the Repertoire exam for their chosen syllabus.

The Comprehensive Exam

The traditional Comprehensive syllabus provides a framework for the progressive development of a wide range of musical and technical skills, over a series of grades and diplomas from beginner to expert level. Technical, aural and sight-reading skills are acquired in a sequential way; and students gain a theoretical understanding of the works being studied and their historical context. Repertoire is carefully selected by experts to suit the needs of students at their particular stage of development; and to promote growth in musical understanding and artistry in performance.

The Repertoire Exam

The Repertoire exam might suit students whose program for developing technical, aural or sight-reading skills does not align with the requirements of a particular Grade in the AMEB Comprehensive syllabus. Candidates can present for an AMEB assessment with only repertoire performance requirements, using works selected from the AMEB Lists for the Grade along with an Own Choice option. There are no Technical Work, Aural Test, Sight-reading or General Knowledge requirements for a Repertoire exam.

Associate and Licentiate practical examinations

New guidelines regarding General Knowledge and Repeats for Level 3 (Associate and Licentiate) diploma exams were introduced in 2019. Refer to General Requirements and Level 3, Associate and Licentiate descriptions in the syllabus for further details. <Read important information for Associate and Licentiate candidates>

Examination requirements

It is essential that teachers and candidates consult the current year’s syllabus for details of AMEB examination requirements and note the applicable regulations, which are amended from time to time. The 2020 Manual of Syllabuses (Music Syllabuses) is available for purchase in the traditional hard copy format or as a digital file (PDF); and digital syllabuses are available for individual instruments and instrument families. <Read more about purchasing syllabuses>

The requirements of a video Repertoire exam are the same as the requirements for a face-to-face Repertoire exam, as published in the current year’s syllabus.
Read more about Video Repertoire exams.
Read more about recording a video exam performance.
Read more about video exam enrolment and video submission.

Performance Evaluation (in-person and by video)

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 customised to the needs of the student at the time. In-person Performance Evaluations are available in durations of 10, 20 and 30 minutes and are usually scheduled alongside AMEB Comprehensive and Repertoire examinations.

Students now have the option of recording their performance and submitting a video for evaluation at any time between 1 February and 30 November. Enrollers select Series 50 Video Evaluations and enter the candidate for a 20-minute or 30-minute Performance Evaluation (Video), as required. <Read more about Performance Evaluation>

Teacher Consultation

A teacher may register for a 30-minute personal consultation with an AMEB Examiner. <Find out more about Teacher Consultation>

Support Materials

AMEB produces a range of publications to support teaching and learning in most instruments (as listed below). Supplementary materials are available to support the development of aural skills, theoretical knowledge, etc. <Click to read more about general publications>

Enrolling for examinations, evaluations and consultations

Examinations, evaluations and teacher consultations for Horn, Trumpet, Tombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium and Band are offered in five Metropolitan Practical Sessions and two Regional Practical Sessions.

Diploma examinations are held at the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn: Associate examinations are available in each of the five Metropolitan Practical Sessions; Licentiate examinations are offered in late-June and late-September. <Click here for 2020 dates>

To enrol for a Video Repertoire examination on AMEB Connect: 1) select Series 60 Video Examinations; 2) Select the Syllabus and Grade.

Each Video Repertoire exam subject code is prefixed by the letter ‘V’ to indicate an examination via video submission.

AMEB examinations and evaluations in Brass are conducted by examiners who are specialists in their field.

Horn

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 Horn Grade Books (Grades 1 – 4)
Brass Orchestral Excerpts Grades 5 to 8 (2004)
Horn and Trumpet Technical Work Book (1992 reprinted with new cover 2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Horn Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
2005Teacher Consultation$66.00
12010Performance Evaluation 10min$40.00
12020Performance Evaluation 20min$80.00
12030Performance Evaluation 30min$120.00
12045Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min$80.00
12050Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min$120.00
931Comprehensive Grade 1$93.00
932Comprehensive Grade 2$99.00
933Comprehensive Grade 3$110.00
934Comprehensive Grade 4$117.00
935Comprehensive Grade 5$124.00
936Comprehensive Grade 6$141.00
937Comprehensive Grade 7$167.00
938Comprehensive Grade 8$192.00
6141Repertoire Grade 1$93.00
6142Repertoire Grade 2$99.00
6143Repertoire Grade 3$110.00
6144Repertoire Grade 4$117.00
6145Repertoire Grade 5$124.00
6146Repertoire Grade 6$141.00
6147Repertoire Grade 7$167.00
6148Repertoire Grade 8$192.00
939Associate in Music$339.00
940Licentiate in Music$437.00

New (2020) Trumpet

Examination entries: To enter for examination in the new syllabus, select the Trumpet (2020) syllabus in AMEB Connect. Note that it is not acceptable to present for examination with a mix of new (2020) and old (2019) syllabuses.

Resources

Trumpet Series 2 Grade Books (Preliminary 1 – Grade 4)
Trumpet Series 2 recorded accompaniments (Preliminary to Grade 3) (digital download)
Trumpet Technical work & orchestral excerpts (2019)
Trumpet Sight-reading & transposition (2019)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 Trumpet Grade Books (Grade 1 – Grade 4)
Brass Series 1 Grade Books (First – Fourth Grade)

New (2020) Trumpet Subject Numbers and Fees 2020
2005Teacher Consultation$66.00
11410Performance Evaluation 10min$40.00
11420Performance Evaluation 20min$80.00
11430Performance Evaluation 30min$120.00
11445Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min$80.00
11450Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min$120.00
5070Preliminary Comprehensive$86.00
5071Comprehensive Grade 1 (2020)$93.00
5072Comprehensive Grade 2 (2020)$99.00
5073Comprehensive Grade 3 (2020)$110.00
5074Comprehensive Grade 4 (2020)$117.00
5075Comprehensive Grade 5 (2020)$124.00
5076Comprehensive Grade 6 (2020)$141.00
5077Comprehensive Grade 7 (2020)$167.00
5078Comprehensive Grade 8 (2020)$192.00
6250Preliminary Comprehensive$86.00
6251Repertoire Grade 1 (2020)$93.00
6252Repertoire Grade 2 (2020)$99.00
6253Repertoire Grade 3 (2020)$110.00
6254Repertoire Grade 4 (2020)$117.00
6255Repertoire Grade 5 (2020)$124.00
6256Repertoire Grade 6 (2020)$141.00
6257Repertoire Grade 7 (2020)$167.00
6258Repertoire Grade 8 (2020)$192.00
5079Certificate of Performance (2020)$215.00
5080Associate in Music (2020)$339.00
5081Licentiate in Music (2020)$437.00

Old (2019) Trumpet

Notice of withdrawal

The new (2020) Trumpet syllabus will be examined concurrently with the version of the Trumpet syllabus that last appeared in the 2019 Manual of syllabuses for two years after the release of the new syllabus. From the start of 2022 the previous Trumpet syllabus will no longer be available for examination.

Examination entries: To enter for examination in the old syllabus last published in the 2019 Manual of syllabuses, select the Trumpet (2019) syllabus in AMEB Connect.

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 Trumpet Grade Books (Grades 1 – 4)
Brass Orchestral Excerpts Grades 5 to 8 (2004)
Horn and Trumpet Technical Work Book (1992 reprinted with new cover 2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Trumpet Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
4221Comprehensive Grade 1 (2019)$93.00
4222Comprehensive Grade 2 (2019)$99.00
4223Comprehensive Grade 3 (2019)$110.00
4224Comprehensive Grade 4 (2019)$117.00
4225Comprehensive Grade 5 (2019)$124.00
4226Comprehensive Grade 6 (2019)$141.00
4227Comprehensive Grade 7 (2019)$167.00
4228Comprehensive Grade 8 (2019)$192.00
6151Repertoire Grade 1 (2019)$93.00
6152Repertoire Grade 2 (2019)$99.00
6153Repertoire Grade 3 (2019)$110.00
6154Repertoire Grade 4 (2019)$117.00
6155Repertoire Grade 5 (2019)$124.00
6156Repertoire Grade 6 (2019)$141.00
6157Repertoire Grade 7 (2019)$167.00
6158Repertoire Grade 8 (2019)$192.00
4229Associate in Music (2019)$339.00
4230Licentiate in Music (2019)$437.00

Trombone

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 TromboneGrade Books (Grades 1 – 4)
Brass Orchestral Excerpts Grades 5 to 8 (2004)
Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book (2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Trombone Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
2005Teacher Consultation$66.00
11310Performance Evaluation 10min$40.00
11320Performance Evaluation 20min$80.00
11330Performance Evaluation 30min$120.00
11345Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min$80.00
11350Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min$120.00
4241Comprehensive Grade 1$93.00
4242Comprehensive Grade 2$99.00
4243Comprehensive Grade 3$110.00
4244Comprehensive Grade 4$117.00
4245Comprehensive Grade 5$124.00
4246Comprehensive Grade 6$141.00
4247Comprehensive Grade 7$167.00
4248Comprehensive Grade 8$192.00
6161Repertoire Grade 1$93.00
6162Repertoire Grade 2$99.00
6163Repertoire Grade 3$110.00
6164Repertoire Grade 4$117.00
6165Repertoire Grade 5$124.00
6166Repertoire Grade 6$141.00
6167Repertoire Grade 7$167.00
6168Repertoire Grade 8$192.00
4249Associate in Music$339.00
4250Licentiate in Music$437.00

Bass Trombone

Bass Trombone Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
1165Comprehensive Grade 5$124.00
1166Comprehensive Grade 6$141.00
1167Comprehensive Grade 7$167.00
1168Comprehensive Grade 8$192.00
6175Repertoire Grade 5$124.00
6176Repertoire Grade 6$141.00
6177Repertoire Grade 7$167.00
6178Repertoire Grade 8$192.00

Tuba

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 TubaGrade Books (Grades 1 – 4)
Brass Orchestral Excerpts Grades 5 to 8 (2004)
Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book (2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Tuba Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
***Teacher Consultation$66.00
***Performance Evaluation 10min$40.00
***Performance Evaluation 20min$80.00
***Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min$80.00
***Performance Evaluation 30min$120.00
***Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min$120.00
4271Comprehensive Grade 1$93.00
4272Comprehensive Grade 2$99.00
4273Comprehensive Grade 3$110.00
4274Comprehensive Grade 4$117.00
4275Comprehensive Grade 5$124.00
4276Comprehensive Grade 6$141.00
4277Comprehensive Grade 7$167.00
4278Comprehensive Grade 8$192.00
6181Repertoire Grade 1$93.00
6182Repertoire Grade 2$99.00
6183Repertoire Grade 3$110.00
6184Repertoire Grade 4$117.00
6185Repertoire Grade 5$124.00
6186Repertoire Grade 6$141.00
6187Repertoire Grade 7$167.00
6188Repertoire Grade 8$192.00
4279Associate in Music$339.00
4280Licentiate in Music$437.00
*** Contact AMEB Victoria to obtain a subject number before enrolling

Euphonium

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Orchestral Brass Series 1 EuphoniumGrade Books (Grades 1 – 4)
Brass Orchestral Excerpts Grades 5 to 8 (2004)
Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book (2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Euphonium Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
***Performance Evaluation 10min$66.00
***Performance Evaluation 20min$40.00
***Performance Evaluation 30min$80.00
***Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min$120.00
***Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min$80.00
***Teacher Consultation$120.00
4261Comprehensive Grade 1$93.00
4262Comprehensive Grade 2$99.00
4263Comprehensive Grade 3$110.00
4264Comprehensive Grade 4$117.00
4265Comprehensive Grade 5$124.00
4266Comprehensive Grade 6$141.00
4267Comprehensive Grade 7$167.00
4268Comprehensive Grade 8$192.00
6191Repertoire Grade 1$93.00
6192Repertoire Grade 2$99.00
6193Repertoire Grade 3$110.00
6194Repertoire Grade 4$117.00
6195Repertoire Grade 5$124.00
6196Repertoire Grade 6$141.00
6197Repertoire Grade 7$167.00
6198Repertoire Grade 8$192.00
4269Associate in Music$339.00
4270Licentiate in Music$437.00
*** Contact AMEB Victoria to obtain a subject number before enrolling

Brass Band

Brass Band Instruments

E Flat Soprano Cornet
B Flat Cornet
B Flat Flugelhorn
E Flat Tenor Horn
B Flat Baritone
B Flat Tenor Trombone
B Flat and F Trombone
Bass Trombone
B Flat Euphonium
E Flat Bass Tuba
B Flat Bass Tuba
C Tuba

Resources

Brass Series 1 Grade Books Bb, Eb, C & C Tuba Versions (First – Fourth Grade)
Horn and Trumpet Technical Work Book (1992 reprinted with new cover 2004)
Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book (2004)
Brass Sight Reading (2004)

Brass Band Instruments Subject Numbers and Fees 2020  
Soprano Cornet E Flat
1001Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 1$93.00
1002Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 2$99.00
1003Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 3$110.00
1004Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 4$117.00
1005Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 5$124.00
1006Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 6$141.00
1007Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 7$167.00
1008Soprano Cornet E Flat Grade 8$192.00
1009Soprano Cornet E Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1010Soprano Cornet E Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Cornet B Flat
1011Cornet B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1012Cornet B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1013Cornet B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1014Cornet B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1015Cornet B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1016Cornet B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1017Cornet B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1018Cornet B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1019Cornet B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1020Cornet B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Flugelhorn B Flat
1021Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1022Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1023Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1024Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1025Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1026Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1027Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1028Flugelhorn B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1029Flugelhorn B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1030Flugelhorn B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Tenor Horn E Flat
1031Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 1$93.00
1032Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 2$99.00
1033Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 3$110.00
1034Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 4$117.00
1035Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 5$124.00
1036Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 6$141.00
1037Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 7$167.00
1038Tenor Horn E Flat Grade 8$192.00
1039Tenor Horn E Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1040Tenor Horn E Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Baritone B Flat
1041Baritone B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1042Baritone B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1043Baritone B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1044Baritone B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1045Baritone B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1046Baritone B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1047Baritone B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1048Baritone B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1049Baritone B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1050Baritone B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Tenor Trombone B Flat
1051Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1052Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1053Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1054Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1055Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1056Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1057Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1058Tenor Trombone B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1059Tenor Trombone B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1060Tenor Trombone B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Trombone B Flat & F
1061Trombone B Flat & F Grade 1$93.00
1062Trombone B Flat & F Grade 2$99.00
1063Trombone B Flat & F Grade 3$110.00
1064Trombone B Flat & F Grade 4$117.00
1065Trombone B Flat & F Grade 5$124.00
1066Trombone B Flat & F Grade 6$141.00
1067Trombone B Flat & F Grade 7$167.00
1068Trombone B Flat & F Grade 8$192.00
1069Trombone B Flat & F Associate in Music$339.00
1070Trombone B Flat & F Licentiate in Music$437.00
Bass Trombone
1111Bass Trombone Grade 1$93.00
1112Bass Trombone Grade 2$99.00
1113Bass Trombone Grade 3$110.00
1114Bass Trombone Grade 4$117.00
Euphonium B Flat
1071Euphonium B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1072Euphonium B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1073Euphonium B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1074Euphonium B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1075Euphonium B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1076Euphonium B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1077Euphonium B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1078Euphonium B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1079Euphonium B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1080Euphonium B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Bass Tuba E Flat
1081Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 1$93.00
1082Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 2$99.00
1083Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 3$110.00
1084Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 4$117.00
1085Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 5$124.00
1086Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 6$141.00
1087Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 7$167.00
1088Bass Tuba E Flat Grade 8$192.00
1089Bass Tuba E Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1090Bass Tuba E Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
Bass Tuba B Flat
1091Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 1$93.00
1092Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 2$99.00
1093Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 3$110.00
1094Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 4$117.00
1095Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 5$124.00
1096Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 6$141.00
1097Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 7$167.00
1098Bass Tuba B Flat Grade 8$192.00
1099Bass Tuba B Flat Associate in Music$339.00
1100Bass Tuba B Flat Licentiate in Music$437.00
C Tuba
1101C Tuba Grade 1$93.00
1102C Tuba Grade 2$99.00
1103C Tuba Grade 3$110.00
1104C Tuba Grade 4$117.00

All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.

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