Australian Music Examinations Board
Australian Music Examinations Board


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Level 1 (Preliminary - 4th grade), Level 2 (5th - 8th grade), Certificate of Performance and Level 3 (Associate - Licentiate diplomas).



Syllabus is printed in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

Also available as a single syllabus digital download: 2021 Cello Syllabus


Grade Books

Cello Series 2 grade books accompany the current syllabus from Preliminary to Grade 6. Cello Series 1 grade books were produced to accompany the old syllabus only and cannot be used with the current syllabus except as extra-list pieces. Learn more.



Technical Work

Candidates should consult Cello Technical Work, which contains all of the technical work and exercises for all grades.  


Sight Reading

Candidates should consult Cello Sight Reading, which contains exercises in sight reading suitable to prepare candidates for this section of the examination.


Publication Corrections

  • Cello Technical Work (2009), pg. 31, exercise 4.08. See corrected page
  • Cello Technical Work (2009), pg. 33, Andante, bar 4. See corrected page
  • Cello Technical Work (2009), pg. 71, exercise 8.2. See corrected page
  • Cello Series 2 Grade 4, pg. 23 & 30, La Follia, part & score, bar 78. See corrected pages
  • Cello Series 2 Grade 5, pg. 21 Vivace, score, bar 55. See corrected page