The Bronze AMEB Award is the perfect starting point if you are developing your practical skills on your instrument or discipline and are ready to demonstrate that you can contribute to your performing arts community in various ways.
Read on for more on the Bronze AMEB Award Requirements – AMEB Qualification, Performances & Contribution Activities – and how Award supervisors help you succeed!
We strongly advise you to read the AMEB Award policy (go to Enrol now for the link), which outlines the AMEB Award requirements and parameters in detail.
As a Bronze participant, you must achieve a minimum of an AMEB Grade 3 (or above) exam.
AMEB Award Qualifications include Comprehensive and Repertoire, For Leisure, Rockschool, Speech & Drama, PAA, or CQ syllabuses.
If you have already passed a Grade 3 (or above) exam, that counts towards your Award. If you haven't taken the exam yet, you will have a maximum of 12 months from enrolling in the Award to complete it successfully.
Please check our Award Qualifications list for more information.
Being a Bronze AMEB Award participant also means getting comfortable with an audience and showcasing your skills.
As a Bronze participant, you must complete three public Performances within 12 months of enrolment. You can perform solo or in an ensemble with others, but each Performance must have at least five people in the audience.
- Music ensemble performances (choir, orchestra, band, chamber group etc.)
- Solo instrumental or vocal performances
- Eisteddfods, festivals, competitions
- Musical Theatre productions
- Dance concerts (solo or group)
- Theatre performances (solo or group)
- Speeches and poetry recitals.
At least one of these Performances must be in your nominated discipline. Your nominated discipline is the discipline (or instrument) you use for your AMEB Qualification. You can do the other two performances on any in any performing arts discipline (or instrument).
How does this work in practice?
For example, Ahmed is learning the oboe for his Grade 3 AMEB Exam, plays the oboe in his school orchestra and sings in his local choir while doing his Bronze AMEB Award!
- A school concert where Ahmed plays the oboe counts towards a Performance in his nominated discipline.
- Ahmed can then combine orchestra concerts and choir performances to achieve his other two required Performances.
Bronze Contribution Activities
Bronze Contribution Activities are about giving back to the performing arts. Beyond practising and performing, simple behind-the-scenes tasks can make a big difference to others.
As a Bronze participant, you'll need to complete two Contribution Activities. These should total at least six hours of direct involvement. We recommend you complete your Contribution Activities over a period of at least six months to show your ongoing commitment to these activities.
You’ll need to record your hours spent on each activity. An easy way to keep track of your minimum hour requirement is to download and fill in the Contribution Activity Log available through SCORE. Your supervisor may want to check this before approving your activity.
To qualify as a Contribution Activity, a task or activity must align with one of the core values of the AMEB Award:
- Assistance & Support
Bronze Contribution Activity examples
- Create a practice group for your peers or mentees
- Help organise rehearsals or timetable rehearsals with or for others
- Join your student council to campaign for the performing arts
- Mentor or tutor others through peer mentorship (including for groups, rehearsals, studios, companies, orchestras, etc.)
- Volunteer your time behind the scenes (stage managing, lighting, sound monitoring, stage hand, etc.)
Check out our Contribution Activities page for more examples.
How does this work in practice?
For example, Ahmed supports his school’s orchestra and choir for his Contribution Activities by:
- Making sure there are always enough music stands in the music room before orchestra rehearsal
- Takes responsibility for distributing the correct section parts to his choir peers.
Bronze AMEB Award Supervisors
An AMEB Award supervisor is someone teaching, working with or coaching you during your participation in the Bronze AMEB Award.
Any responsible adult can be your Award supervisor, provided they can confirm you completed your Performances and/or Contribution Activities as described. You can choose one person for every activity or different people for each - it's up to you!
Supervisors should read the AMEB Award Supervisor Guide before agreeing to this role.
Now that you understand the Bronze AMEB Award program Requirements, are you ready to enrol?
You can access the AMEB Award anytime and anywhere by visiting SCORE, our online enrolment platform. If you are over 18, you can go directly to SCORE, while anyone under 18 will need an adult to be their enroller.
Don’t forget to read the AMEB Award policy for even more detail about the Award program.
For further queries, please don't hesitate to contact AMEB Federal Office. We're here to help!