On 6 March, the 99th Annual AMEB Awards Ceremony was held in the Octagon Theatre at The University of Western Australia. The ceremony began with a concert which showcased the talents of a range of Diplomates and special Award Winners from 2013. After the concert, awardees were acknowledged with Certificates of Excellence, Diplomas and Special Awards.
Andy Wang, piano student of Yoon Sen Lee and AMEB LMusA diplomate, achieved 100% in his WACE music exam at the end of 2013, receiving a Special Course Award and Special Certificate of Distinction from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Jasmine Farghaly won the gold medal at the recent 2014 International Young Gifted Musicians Festival "Passion of Music 2014" in New York and has been invited to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall on 30 March at the winners' concert. She also won a second prize at the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition in New York where there were over 520 competitors.
A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.
A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.