Australian Music Examinations Board
Australian Music Examinations Board


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CPM Keyboard

PLEASE NOTE: From 2021, CPM exams will no longer be offered. 2020 is the final year that candidates may sit an exam in any CPM syllabus.


Fundamental First - Fourth Grades, Advancing Fifth Grade - Certificate of Completion



From January 2021 CPM exams are no longer available. For contemporary music exams in keyboard or piano, please see AMEB's Rockschool website.


The following publications contain all necessary requirements, backing tracks and repertoire for CPM examinations.


Fundamental                                                                                   Advancing

Preliminary - Keyboard Fundamental Step 1                                    Fifth Grade - Keyboard Advancing Step 1


First Grade - Keyboard Fundamental Step 1                                    Sixth Grade - Keyboard Advancing Step 2


Second Grade - Keyboard Fundamental Step 2                              Seventh Grade - Keyboard Advancing Step 3


Third Grade - Keyboard Fundamental Step 3                               Eighth Grade - Keyboard Advancing Step 4


Fourth Grade - Keyboard Fundamental Step 4



About CPM

Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) courses are presented by the AMEB to provide goals and standards for the developing contemporary popular musician. They consist of carefully graded printed material, backing recordings and an assessment program that can lead candidates from beginning to tertiary entrance levels.


The CPM courses were written by highly regarded musicians in this field. Course writing was guided by extensive consultation with specialist musicians and teachers across Australia. This process has ensured the provision of a relevant, high quality Australian product. The consultation process will continue throughout the life of the course and we value the input of teachers and candidates.