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Theory of Music

Grades

First grade - Sixth Grade, Associate and Licentiate diplomas. Theory of Music exams do not have an aural component.

 

Syllabus

Printed in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

2019 Theory of Music Syllabus

 

Diploma Sample Exams

Click the exams below to view or download sample Associate and Licentiate exams for the new theory diplomas.

Associate Diploma in Theory: Harmony and Counterpoint sample exam 1

Associate Diploma in Theory: Harmony and Counterpoint sample exam 2

Associate Diploma in Theory: Musicology sample exam 1

Associate Diploma in Theory: Musicology sample exam 2

Associate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample exam 1

Associate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample exam 2

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Harmony and Counterpoint Part 1 sample exam 1

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Harmony and Counterpoint Part 1 sample exam 2 

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Musicology sample exam 1

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Musicology sample exam 2

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample exam 1

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample exam 2

 

Click the exams below to view or download sample answers for Associate and Licentiate exams for the new theory diplomas.

Associate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample answers 1

Associate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample answers 2

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample answers 1

Licentiate Diploma in Theory: Orchestration and Arrangement sample answers 2

 

Online Exams

Many Theory of Music exams are offered online at www.exams.ameb.edu.au.

More information on taking an online exam here.

 

Past Exam Papers

Past Theory of Music written exam papers are available as digital downloads. 

 

2020 Sample Exams - New Set Works

Click on the exams below to view or download sample Grade 5 and Grade 6 Theory of Music papers that demonstrate the new Set Works that will be examinable from 2020.

Grade 5 Theory of Music Sample

Grade 6 Theory of Music Sample