Accompaniment for video instrumental and vocal examinations
Accompaniment is essential for AMEB Practical examinations wherever the pieces presented are provided with piano accompaniments. Candidates must arrange their own accompanist (who may be the teacher).
Engaging an accompanist and negotiating a professional fee is a matter for the candidate and the accompanist. As it is the examining body, AMEB is not able to provide advice on these matters. Lists of accompanists may be found on the following websites:
- Melbourne Conservatorium of Music approved accompanists
- Victorian Music Teachers Association www.vmta.org.au
Although pre-recorded accompaniments for some Level 2 exams were authorised for use in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, this option is no longer available.
Using official AMEB recorded accompaniments in examinations
Where an official AMEB accompaniment is available, only the official AMEB recording may be used in the examination. (Click here for a list of AMEB recorded accompaniments.)
When performing in examination using an app that slows down or speeds up tempo without affecting pitch, the candidate may choose a tempo commensurate with their ability and interpretative judgement in demonstrating the technical, musical and artistic objectives for the level.
Click here to about video exam preparation, recording and submission.