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How to achieve your Silver AMEB Award

The Silver AMEB Award is the perfect next step for developing performers wanting to explore the possibilities of their discipline and be recognised for the contributions they make beyond performing.

We recommend that you are aged 12 or above before enrolling in the Silver AMEB Award.

Read on for more on the Silver AMEB Award Requirements – AMEB Qualification, Performances & Contribution Activities – and how Award supervisors help you succeed!

Silver Qualification

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

As a Silver participant, you’re expected to achieve or have previously achieved, a minimum of an AMEB Grade 5 (or above) exam.

AMEB Award Qualifications include Comprehensive and Repertoire, For Leisure, Rockschool, Speech & Drama, PAA, or CQ syllabuses.

If you’ve already successfully completed your Grade 5 (or above) exam, this can count toward 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.

Silver Performances

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

The Silver AMEB Award encourages you to increase your performing experience.

As a Silver participant, you must do 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.

Performance examples

  • 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)
  • Debating
  • 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, Linh is learning vocals for her Grade 5 Rockschool Vocals exam, is the school musical lead and learning Jazz dance while doing her Silver AMEB Award!

  • The school musical, where Linh sings in the lead role, counts as her Performance in her nominated discipline.
  • Linh also performs two Jazz dance concerts to achieve her other two Performance requirements.

Silver Contribution Activities

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

Silver Contribution Activities encourage you to showcase your work behind the scenes – the things you do to help your performing arts community thrive.

As a Silver participant, you'll need to complete four Contribution Activities. These should total at least 16 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:

  • Leadership 
  • Community 
  • Creativity 
  • Collaboration 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Assistance & Support

At least one of your Contribution Activities must fall under the Leadership category.

Silver Contribution Activity Examples

  • Create a music club or group with your peers or community
  • Craft a performance art piece (e.g., choreograph, storyboard, screenwrite, direct or compose new work)
  • Fundraise for your performing arts community, or support fundraising activities
  • Help advertise or promote performing arts events or performances
  • Undertake the music or drama captain role in your school or undertake the tasks usually consistent with this type of role. You can list the tasks undertaken in your description.
  • Volunteer to improve the well-being of others in your community (perform at nursing homes, hospitals or other community events etc.)
  • Write a review of a performance or body of work (e.g., an album review, a movie review, a concert review, a review of a play, a review of an exhibition etc.)

Check out our Contribution Activities page for more examples.

How does this work in practice?

For example, Linh focuses on her school's musical and Jazz dance studio to complete her Contribution Activities by:

  • helping her school musical’s director by clearing the stage and getting it ready for rehearsal each week,
  • giving her time to run an extra rehearsal for younger actors in the musical who are struggling with their steps,
  • taking on the role of photography monitor at her dance studio, organising the other dancers for dress rehearsal photos,
  • Volunteered her time to help promote performances by designing posters and invitations for her studio’s dance performances.

Silver AMEB Award Supervisors

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

An AMEB Award supervisor is someone teaching, working with or coaching you during your participation in the Silver 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.

Enrol now

Now that you understand the Silver 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!

 

How to achieve your Gold AMEB Award

The Gold AMEB Award is for performers who are confident in their abilities and want to push themselves further.

It challenges you to improve your performance mastery and amplify your community engagement.

We recommend that you are aged 14 or above before enrolling in the Gold AMEB Award.

Read on for more on the Gold AMEB Award Requirements – AMEB Qualification, Performances & Contribution Activities – and how Award supervisors help you succeed!

Gold Qualification

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

As a Gold participant, you’re expected to achieve or have previously achieved a minimum of an AMEB Grade 7 (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 7 (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.

Gold Performances

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

The Gold AMEB Award invites you to take your performance to the next level.

As a Gold participant, you must complete four 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

Performance examples

  • 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)
  • Debating
  • 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're other two Performances can be undertaken in any other discipline (or instrument).

How does this work in practice?

For example, Pat plays the cello in their local youth orchestra. They are also the first cello in their school’s symphony orchestra, on the debating team, and doing their Gold AMEB Award.

  • Pat’s cello performance with their youth orchestra counts as their Performance in their nominated discipline.
  • Pat also performs as part of the school orchestra and competes in two debates to achieve their other Performance requirements.

Gold Contribution Activities

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

Gold Contribution Activities encourage you to give back to your performing arts community meaningfully while developing great career-building skills.

As a Gold participant, you must complete five Contribution Activities (including one Substantial Contribution Activity). These should total at least 24 hours of direct involvement (including a minimum of 8 hours for the Substantial Contribution Activity). 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:

  • Leadership 
  • Community 
  • Creativity 
  • Collaboration 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Assistance & Support

At least two of your Contribution Activities, including your Substantial Contribution Activity, must fall under the Leadership category.

Gold Contribution Activity examples

  • Advocate for performing arts education in your community by speaking at school committee meetings, boards or writing to your local MP or media organisation
  • Be in a leadership role or on the committee for a performing arts organisation/school department
  • Curate performing arts event series (e.g., dance classes, music performances, residencies, poetry nights, social arts events etc.)
  • Give a workshop or masterclass to beginner/intermediate performers in your discipline
  • Volunteer at your local performing arts/music organisation (e.g., community radio or at your community arts centre etc.)
  • Volunteer at festivals/concerts/performance spaces
  • Write a review of a performance or body of work (e.g., an album review, a movie review, a concert review, a review of a play, a review of an exhibition etc.)

Check out our Contribution Activities page for more examples.

How does this work in practice?

For example, Pat focuses on their local youth orchestra and debating team for their Contribution Activities by:

  • Fundraising for their youth orchestra by organising an auction where people and businesses donate items for bidding, and the proceeds from the auction go to the youth orchestra's travel expenses
  • Volunteering as stage manager and supervisor for junior youth orchestra performances,
  • Coaches and moderates for junior debating team,
  • Coordinates practice debates between multiple teams regularly

Gold Substantial Contribution Activity

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

You must complete one Substantial Contribution Activity (SCA) as a Gold participant. This should total at least 8 hours of direct involvement. We recommend you complete your SCA over a period of at least six months to show your ongoing commitment to this activity.

The Substantial Contribution Activity challenges Gold Award participants to go beyond their comfort zone to lead and make a significant impact. Substantial Contribution Activity might include planning and organising events, managing projects, building professional skills or collaborating with others. Through your Substantial Contribution Activity, you’ll develop skills in creative leadership while positively impacting the performing arts community.

It is important to note your Substantial Contribution Activity needs to be completed specifically for your AMEB Award. It cannot be part of an assignment or project that will be or has been assessed within your formal education. This includes any schooling, vocational training or tertiary education.

Substantial Contribution Activity examples

  • Plan and organise a community concert. This could involve finding a venue, booking performers, promoting the event, and selling tickets. It would be a great way to showcase the talent in your community and bring people together to enjoy the performing arts.
  • Manage a performing arts group. This could involve leading rehearsals, organising performances, and fundraising. It would be a great way to develop your leadership and management skills and to give back to your community.
  • Collaborate with other artists to create a new work. This could involve writing a new piece of music, choreographing a new dance, or directing a new play. It would be a great way to challenge yourself creatively and learn from other artists.

How does this work in practice?

For example, Pat focuses on 'advocacy' as a demonstration of creative leadership for their Substantial Contribution Activity by:

  • Lobbying their local council to include more free live music performance events on its annual events calendar. In doing so, Pat raises the profile and opportunities for their youth orchestra and increases public engagement with live music.

Check out the AMEB Award Substantial Contribution Guidelines and our Contribution Activities page for more detail and examples.

Gold AMEB Award Supervisors

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

An AMEB Award supervisor is someone teaching, working with or coaching you during your participation in the Gold AMEB Award.

Any responsible adult can be your Award supervisor, provided they can confirm you completed your Performances and/or Contribution Activities (including your Substantial Contribution Activity) 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.

Enrol now

Now that you understand the Gold 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!

How to achieve your Bronze AMEB Award

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!

Bronze Qualification

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more 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.

Bronze Performances

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail.

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.

Performance examples:

  • 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)
  • Debating
  • 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

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

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:

  • Leadership 
  • Community 
  • Creativity 
  • Collaboration 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • 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

Please read the AMEB Award policy first for more detail. 

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.

Enrol now

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!

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