New (2021) Harp syllabus


The AMEB Harp syllabus has undergone a comprehensive review of the repertoire Lists and the Technical Work requirements, and a new syllabus will be available for examination in 2021. Teaching and learning will be supported by new Technical Work books for Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4) and Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8), a new series of grade books, and a new Sight Reading book (Preliminary to Grade 8). The new Syllabus introduces two new grades, Preliminary and Certificate of Performance, and caters for both Pedal and Lever Harp.

The new Harp Series 1 publications are now available for order through AMEB Connect. AMEB Victoria clients can purchase syllabuses and publications at discounted prices, and receive free postage on orders over $100. Any profit from sales through AMEB Connect (Victoria) will be used to assist Victorian candidates and teachers, through lower exam prices and student/teacher support programs.

New AMEB Harp syllabus and Series 1 publications

  • Caters for both Pedal and Lever harp.
  • Introduces Preliminary Grade and Certificate of Performance.
  • New Manual lists (Preliminary to Licentiate).
  • New Series 1 grade books (Preliminary to Grade 4).
  • New Technical work books: Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4) and Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8).
  • New Sight-reading book (Preliminary to Grade 8).

New Harp publications

Harp Technical work Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4)
Harp Technical work Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8)
Harp Sight-reading
Harp Series 1 grade books – Preliminary to Grade 4

Alternative syllabuses in 2021 and 2022

The ‘new’ 2021 Harp syllabus will be available for examination from February 2021, alongside the ‘old’ Harp syllabus last published in 2020. The ‘old’ (2020) syllabus will not be available for examination after December 2022.

Click here to order new Harp publications from AMEB Connect

Online Harp workshop

Sunday 21 February 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Principal Syllabus Consultant and world-leading harpist, Alice Giles to hear all about the new AMEB publications for Harp. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn how to best use these publications in for teaching and learning in 2021.

Register for the workshop below. If you can’t make it, a recording will be posted to our YouTube page the next day.

Click here to register.

Win a Harp competition

To celebrate the release of our new harp syllabus and publications we are offering harpists the chance to win a Camac Telenn Lever Harp valued at $6850 and an AMEB Harp book pack. There are also book packs on offer for ten runners-up.

Enter by submitting a video of yourself playing a piece from the new Series 1 Harp Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 4. You’ll also need to answer the following question in 100 words or less, ‘Why should you win a Camac Telenn lever Harp?’

This competition is now open and entries will close on March 29th 2021 at 12 noon AEDT. Winners will be contacted on April 5th 2021.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.

Click here to submit an entry.

Return to news

top