Australian Music Examinations Board
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2020 Manual of Syllabuses Out Now

18 November 2019

The 2020 AMEB Manual of Syllabuses for all music syllabuses and Speech and Drama are now available. The Manual of Syllabuses is your complete guide to taking AMEB practical or written exams in music, speech or drama in 2020. 

The detailed collection of music syllabuses outlines the requirements for taking exams at all grade and diploma levels including the syllabus objectives, repertoire options, technical work and additional requirements. 



What's new for 2020?

  • New Theory of Music Set Works for Grades 5, 6 and Licentiate Diploma in Musicology
  • New Musicianship Set Works for Grades 5 and 6
  • Revised Trumpet syllabus
  • New Fellowship in Music Australia (FMusA) syllabus

Music Syllabuses are available in the following formats:


*This publication includes general requirements, test requirements, regulations, successful candidates, and complete syllabus requirements for all music subjects except CPM, Rockschool, Accordion and Ensemble Performance. 


Browse the full range of digital music syllabuses here.



The Speech and Drama Manual of Syllabuses is available as printed book or a downloadable PDF book