Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) is proud to announce the launch of its revised trumpet syllabus, available for examination in all states from 2020. Following the 2017 comprehensive review of the trumpet manual lists, 2020 now sees a complete review of the technical work requirements, culminating in the release of
Trumpet technical work and 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 and transposition.
The revised syllabus also introduces 2 new examinations, Preliminary level 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.
The following resources, available from November 2019, may be used with the new syllabus:
- Trumpet Series 2 grade books: Preliminary to Grade 4 (2019)
- Trumpet Series 2 recorded accompaniments: Preliminary to Grade 3 (digital download, 2019)
Trumpet technical work and orchestral excerpts (2019)
Trumpet sight-reading and transposition (2019).
Users of the revised syllabus will be able to source their repertoire from any of Trumpet series 2, Trumpet series 1, Brass series 1 or the works on the manual list.
Horn and trumpet technical work (1992 reprinted with new cover 2004) may not be used with the new syllabus. This book may only be used with the trumpet syllabus that last appeared in the 2019 manual of syllabuses.
Brass sight-reading (2004), while not tailored to the parameters of the revised syllabus, may be used as an extra resource for practice purposes. Orchestral excerpts for trumpet that were previously contained in
Brass orchestral excerpts (2004) have now been republished in
Trumpet technical work and orchestral excerpts (2019).
The revised trumpet syllabus will be examined concurrently with the version of the trumpet syllabus that last appeared in the
2019 Manual of Syllabuses for 2 years after the release of the new syllabus. From the start of 2022 the previous trumpet syllabus will no longer be available for examination.
Australian Music Examinations Board website for up-to-date information on the revised syllabus and publications, state workshops and launch dates, articles, video clips and more.
A revised version of the accordion syllabus is available via digital download for examination in all states from 2020. This revised syllabus sees a thorough refreshment of the manual lists as well as new technical work. The revised accordion syllabus will be examined concurrently with the version of the accordion syllabus that last appeared in the 2019 digital download for 2 years after the release of the revised syllabus. From the start of 2022 the previous accordion syllabus will no longer be available for examination.
Fellowship in Music Australia
AMEB is pleased to announce the launch of its new Fellowship in Music Australia syllabus, available for examination in all states from 2020.
The fellowship is the highest and most prestigious award offered by AMEB. It can be undertaken in any instrument available for examination in the current edition of the AMEB manual of syllabuses (music syllabuses) including voice.
The syllabus features a new 3-step application process including submission of the candidate’s proposed programme and a video audition of the entire programme. The examination will take the form of a public recital. The process from entry to examination may take 12 months and candidates are encouraged to contact their state office for more information regarding enrolment closing dates and timelines.
We are proud to once again offer this highly respected award which represents the pinnacle of achievement with AMEB. Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to consider applying.
Australian Music Examinations Board website for more information on the fellowship syllabus.