AMEB offers graded examinations for a range of musical instruments (including voice) covering classical, popular and contemporary styles and techniques. In general, practical examinations comprise the presentation of work in the following areas: technical work; studies and pieces; aural tests; sight reading and general knowledge.
Why do an exam?
Having a clearly defined goal can be a powerful motivating force. AMEB syllabuses set educationally appropriate goals, and examinations are an opportunity for students to measure themselves against these goals. Performing in front of others also helps to develop poise and confidence.
Progress through feedback
Each candidate who completes an AMEB exam receives a personal written report from their examiner. This independent feedback encourages the student to progress by highlighting areas of strength and weakness under performance conditions to help guide students in their development.
Each successful AMEB candidate receives an official certificate recognising their achievement. An AMEB certificate is a tangible reminder of a milestone achieved and a source of great pride.