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2013 Syllabus News

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  1. New syllabus: Flute
  2. Use of AMEB syllabuses in 2013
  3. Withdrawal from examination
  4. Additional requirements – Certificate of Performance
  5. Syllabus reviews
  6. Publications
  7. Recordings available from digital music outlets

New syllabus: Flute

AMEB is proud to announce the launch of its new flute syllabus, available for examination in all states from 2013. As well as the comprehensive review of the technical work requirements culminating in Flute Technical work (2012), this syllabus features new grade books that now begin at preliminary and extend up to Sixth Grade. The grade books include exciting and challenging repertoire in a range of styles and the syllabus also features wholly revised Manual Lists that draw on some of the most attractive recent publications for the flute. A new sight-reading book, flute sight-reading (2012), following specially designed sight-reading parameters, has also been produced to accompany the new syllabus. This syllabus includes two new examinations, preliminary at the beginning of the syllabus and the certificate of performance to cap Level 2 examinations.

This syllabus will be examined concurrently with the flute syllabus that last appeared in the 2012 Manual of syllabuses for two years after the release of the new syllabus. During these two years the new syllabus will be evaluated and from the start of 2015 the previous flute syllabus will no longer be available for examination.

The following publications may be used with the new syllabus:

  • Flute Technical work (2012)
  • Flute Series 3 Preliminary – Sixth Grade (2012)
  • Flute Sight-reading (2012)
  • Flute Series 2 First Grade – Fourth Grade (2000)

Flute series 1, flute and piccolo technical work (revised 1998) and flute and piccolo orchestral excerpts (1998) may not be used with the new syllabus. Flute sight reading (2000), does not contain indicative examples of the standard of the sight reading in the new syllabus, but may be used as an extra resource for practice purposes. These books may only be used with the flute syllabus that last appeared in the 2012 Manual of syllabuses.

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Use of AMEB syllabuses in 2013:

The AMEB would like to advise that the ‘old’ syllabuses for the following disciplines have been withdrawn and the only versions being examined in 2013 are the current versions as prescribed in the 2013 Manual of Syllabuses.

  • Piano (old syllabus withdrawn last year)
  • Piano for Leisure
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Singing

The current subject codes for these syllabuses are as set out in the 2013 manual. Please add them to the enrolment form but it will not be necessary to write (N) or (O).

New flute syllabus:
Please be advised that there is a new Flute syllabus available in the 2013 Manual of syllabuses. The old flute syllabus (2012) can be used concurrently with the new one (2013). Candidates must be prepared from either the NEW flute syllabus (2013) in its entirety or the OLD flute syllabus (2012) in its entirety.

So this year there are four New and Old syllabuses which are available concurrently:

  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Classical Guitar
  • Bassoon

Please write the correct subject code on the enrolment form and indicate (N) of (O) in the column provided.

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Withdrawal from examination

From the beginning of 2013, the following syllabuses are no longer available for examination:

  • Cello (last printed in 2009 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Clarinet (last printed in 2008 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Piano for Leisure* (last printed in 2010 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Saxophone (last printed in 2008 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Singing (last printed in 2010 Manual of syllabuses)

Piano for Leisure series 1 grade books are not being withdrawn and can still be used with the current Piano for Leisure syllabus.

From the beginning of 2014, the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination:

  • Bassoon (last printed in 2011 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Classical Guitar (last printed in 2011 Manual of syllabuses)
  • Violin (last printed in 2011 Manual of syllabuses)

Once these syllabuses are withdrawn, only the form of these syllabuses printed in the most current Manual of syllabuses will be able to be presented for examination.

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Additional requirements – Certificate of Performance

From 2013 candidates presenting for the Certificate of Performance examination are required to achieve a pass in fourth grade theory of music, musicianship or music craft in order to complete the requirements for the principal examination. Additional requirements do not apply to the Certificate of Performance examinations in Piano for Leisure, Saxophone for Leisure or Singing for Leisure. For further information, see regulation 19 in the ‘Regulations’ section in the front section of the Manual of syllabuses.

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Syllabus reviews

The percussion syllabus is under review during 2013. The revised double bass syllabus will be released at the end of 2013. The review of the oboe syllabus has been deferred until further notice. If you wish to participate in the syllabus review process, please visit the Federal Office website.

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Publications

New releases: Flute

AMEB is pleased to announce that the following publications are available from November 2012 for Flute:

  • Flute Technical work (2012)
  • Flute Series 3 Preliminary – Sixth Grade (2012)
  • Flute Sight-reading (2012)

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Recordings available from digital music outlets

A selection of AMEB recordings, including Violin series 7 and 9 (fifth to seventh grade only), Piano for Leisure series 1 and 3, Piano series 14, Clarinet series 2, Flute series 2 and past musicianship and music craftaAural exams are now available to download from digital music outlets such as iTunes.

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