New Trumpet teaching and learning resources

> New Trumpet syllabus
> Enrolling for examinations
> New Trumpet publications
> Trumpet teacher’s workshop on 1 March 2020
> Trumpet competition winner announced


New Trumpet syllabus

A new Trumpet syllabus will be available for examination from 2020. Following the comprehensive review of the Trumpet Manual Lists in 2017, the technical work requirements have been updated, and a new collection of Trumpet teaching and learning resources has been released: Trumpet Technical work & orchestral excerpts (2019), a new series of grade books (Trumpet Series 2) for Preliminary to Grade 4, AMEB Recorded accompaniments for Trumpet Series 2 (Preliminary to Grade 3), and Trumpet Sight-reading & transposition. The revised syllabus introduces two new examinations, Preliminary at the beginning of the syllabus and Certificate of Performance, which serves both to cap the Level 2 examinations as well as prepare candidates for the requirements of the Level 3 examinations.

Enrolling for examinations

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. 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.)

Click here for a complete list of Trumpet subject numbers and fees

New Trumpet publications

Technical Work & Orchestral Excerpts (2019)
Sight-reading & Transposition (2019)
Trumpet Series 2 grade books (Preliminary to Grade 4)
Trumpet Series 2 recorded accompaniments (Preliminary to Grade 3)

Click here to order Trumpet Series 2 publications

Trumpet teachers’ workshop on 1 March 2020

Regrettably, the Trumpet Teachers’ Workshop has been cancelled.

Teachers seeking further guidance on the new Trumpet Syllabus are invited to enrol for a Teacher Consultation during an upcoming examination session.

Trumpet competition

To celebrate the release of the new Trumpet syllabus and Trumpet Series 2 publications AMEB partnered with Yamaha Music Australia to offer trumpet the chance to win a new Yamaha YTR8335II Xeno trumpet valued at $3,499 RRP. The competition closed on 24 January 2020.

Each competition entrant was required to creatively explain why they love playing the trumpet – in either 25 words or less, or with an image, or in a 30-second video. Congratulations to Yael from Victoria who provided the winning entry. See the Yael’s winning entry on AMEB Victoria’s Facebook page.

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