Following the successful Recital examination trial for Flute, Violin and Trumpet in 2017 and 2018, a repertoire- only examination will be available for all instruments (excluding Band and CPM) from 2019. The traditional exam familiar to most teachers and candidates will become known as the Comprehensive exam and candidates will be able to enrol in either the Comprehensive or the Repertoire exam for their chosen syllabus.
Repertoire examinations allow candidates to present for an AMEB assessment with only repertoire performance requirements, using works selected from the AMEB syllabus Lists along with an Own Choice option. There are no Technical Work, General Knowledge, Aural Test or Sight Reading requirements for a Repertoire exam, however these tests will continue to be components of the Comprehensive exam.
For the Level One Repertoire exam (Preliminary to Grade 4) candidates will be required to present four works: one from each of Lists A, B and C, plus one Own Choice work of equivalent standard. Level Two (Grades 5 to 8) Repertoire exam candidates will be required to present a total of five works: three from different syllabus lists, plus two Own Choice works of equivalent standard.
Own Choice selections should have an educational value similar to that already prescribed in the syllabus. For example, candidates might wish to present an additional work of the same grade selected from the AMEB Manual List, the current grade book, or an earlier series of grade book – or choose a suitable work from another source.
The specific Repertoire exam requirements for each instrument and grade should be confirmed by consulting the respective 2019 syllabus.
AMEB Victoria’s Performance Evaluation Program aims to encourage and motivate students by providing achievable goals, feedback on progress, and recognition of their efforts. The student has an opportunity to perform an individually-selected program of work for an AMEB Examiner and receive constructive feedback. In-person Performance Evaluations are available in durations of 10, 20 and 30 minutes; and group or concert- style evaluations might be possible by special arrangement.
Now students have the option of recording their performance and submitting a video for evaluation. Candidates may upload a ‘private’ video of their performance to YouTube any time between 1 February and 30 November, and enrol for Video Performance Evaluation via AMEB Connect (Victoria). Select Session 50 Video Evaluations and a 20-minute or 30-minute Performance Evaluation, as required; then complete an on-line form to provide details of the works for evaluation and the private YouTube link. The performance will be evaluated by an AMEB Examiner and a written report and certificate of completion issued within 14 days.
The re-designed MyTempo app is designed to work with AMEB Recorded Accompaniments and enables the user to change the speed of the recording for enhanced practice. The new MyTempo app features a range of new and enhanced functions to better support students and is available for both Apple and Android devices.