Australian Music Examinations Board

The AMEB exists to provide a graded system of examinations in music, speech and drama.
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The AMEB exists to provide a graded system of examinations in music, speech and drama, by offering high quality syllabuses, educative services to our teachers, examiners and candidates, and quality publications to the highest editorial standard.

The AMEB Tradition – The Measure of Excellence The AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) conducts examinations in music and speech education. Its accreditation is recognised professionally not only within Australia but also overseas, where it is one of the most respected bodies in this field. AMEB examinations are based on syllabuses designed by leading scholars and performers, regularly updated to ensure that they reflect an appropriate range of performance skills and the latest musicological research. The content of these syllabuses is, wherever practical, published in affordable editions, ensuring that the cost to students of acquiring a full range of the set pieces is as simple and inexpensive as possible.

Success The AMEB’s success in developing standards of performance and scholarship has been achieved through the support of teachers in all States. Our syllabuses are reviewed and developed in direct consultation with the people who use our examination system, and written by leading teachers and performers. With the assistance of its examiners, the Board will continue to work in association with teachers to provide encouragement for students and a sense of achievement. The Board believes that its activities ultimately lead to the enhancement of the cultural life of our community. The Australian Music Examinations Board is a federated structure. The State Offices administer all aspects of the examinations and the Federal Office operates in following areas:

  • development of syllabuses (Music (all instruments) & Speech and Drama)
  • development and production of publications supporting the syllabuses
  • the setting of examinations for all written papersand
  • examining of practical Diplomas: LMusA, FMusA, and FSDA.

Vist our Online Store to see the full range of publications and resources we produce to support students and teachers through our exams. 

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