The leading body in music examinations is celebrating its centenary this year with key events rolled out over the next few months.
The UWA based and affiliated, Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) unveiled its Online Orchestra project making a call out to musicians everywhere to contribute to an orchestral performance of the iconic song 'Waltzing Matilda'.
The AMEB Online Orchestra is the first of its kind to be staged in Australia. It is open to any skill level or geographical location as participants can download music parts for a wide range of instruments before recording and uploading to the centenary website.
The clips will be combined to create one monumental virtual performance on the big screen at Federation Square in Melbourne on Wednesday 12 September.
AMEB and the Online Orchestra is supporting, inspiring & advancing students in Australia on a life-long engagement with music.
Benjamin Northey, Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Ambre Hammond, Concert Pianist have joined the Online Orchestra project as ambassadors and performers.
Over the centenary year, AMEB is releasing a centenary book, an online centenary historical timeline unveiling a decade-by-decade snapshot of the history of the organisation and celebratory events in each state.
A concert was held at Government House in WA on Tuesday night featuring performances from YouTube sensation, Shaun-Hern Lee and speech and drama performances from Kieren Marley and Alexandria Boehm.
Entry details for the Online Orchestra can be found here for those wishing to get involved: https://centenary.ameb.edu.au/ameb-orchestra-online
Rachael Chamberlain (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education)
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